Morgonväkt: En studie i kontraster

Gösta Werner

F.: Sten Dahlgren. Mus.: Björn Schildknecht. Int.: Folke Hamrin (voce narrante). Prod.: Gösta Werner. 35mm. D.: 6’. Bn

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Variations on a classical documentary short subject number one. A market-hall morning. Gösta Werner composed his documentary of Stockholm’s Klarahallen as a study in contrasts, which here means that he often doesn’t film the person or action proper but its shadow or reflection on a shiny surface. One year after this film premiered, plans were presented for the building’s expansion, but little happened. Since the 1960s, Klarahallen was slowly destroyed in the way these things are often done: one part after the other was abandoned till everything was razed to make space for a new architectural project. Everything one sees here is now gone.

Olaf Möller and Jon Wengström

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