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I Am Curious (Criterion Collection) (1967-1968)

Cast: Lena Nyman, Peter Lindgren, Börje Ahlstedt, more...
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: HVE
Genre: Drama, Foreign, Scandinavia, Erotica, Criterion Collection
Subtitles: English
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I Am Curious: Blue (Criterion Collection) (1968)
One of the most popular and controversial films in Swedish history, I Am Curious brought the sexual revolution to Sweden's silver screen. While much of the media hype centered on the film's scandalous content, the film's blending of documentary and fictional footage was equally shocking for Swedish audiences. Content-wise, the film's more controversial parts include the defacement of a photograph of Franco and a sequence where a young couple has sex in front of the royal palace. A film in two parts, Yellow and Blue each have essentially the same vague outline of a plot. Lena and her boyfriend engage in lots of liberated sexual play -- that's the fiction. At the same time, they are working on a documentary, which is real. In the documentary footage, they investigate Sweden's political history, the state of its democracy, and the everyday lives of its citizens. In the Blue version, Lena journeys far into the deserted north, filming the beautiful wilderness and revealing a decidedly unmodern Sweden. Blue's most significant departure from the first part is in this exploration of Sweden's pastoral ideal. ~ Brian Whitener, All Movie Guide

I Am Curious: Yellow (Criterion Collection) (1967)
Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjöman's I AM CURIOUS: YELLOW is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of Lena (Lena Nyman), a searching and rebellious young woman, and her personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, as well as her bold exploration of her own sexual identity. I AM CURIOUS: YELLOW is a subversive mix of dramatic and documentary techniques, attacking capitalist injustices and frankly addressing the politics of sexuality.

GreenCine Member Ratings

I Am Curious: Blue (Criterion Collection) (1968)
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5.30 (60 votes)
I Am Curious: Yellow (Criterion Collection) (1967)
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5.54 (102 votes)

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I the whole film by jpurdom July 5, 2011 - 10:25 AM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
This is a bad fim... at least for the reasons we rented it. I had seen this on a list of good adult films for couples. Its not. Its barely more than what you would see on 'skinamax' or something similar. The sex scenes are spaced pretty far with lots of wierdness in between. Not that they are even worth watching.

Even as a history or social commentary film I would rate this poorly. The film was hard to follow, even beyond the subtitling... it just doesn't make much sense.

I guess it goes without saying that I won't be watching the yellow version.

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