Kerstin Anita Wall
11 July 1940
|Spouse(s)||Lars Lind (m. 2007)|
was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1940th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 940th year of the 2nd millennium, the 40th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1940s decade.50th Guldbagge Awards
The 50th Guldbagge Awards ceremony, presented by the Swedish Film Institute, honoring the best Swedish films of 2014, took place on 26 January 2015. The ceremony was televised by SVT and hosted, for the third time by comedian Petra Mede.Anita (given name)
Anita is a common given name for women. The name first developed as a Spanish diminutive of Ana, ultimately deriving from the Hebrew name Hannah, meaning "grace" or "favour". It was later adopted by English speakers in the 19th century.
Furthermore, Anita is the short form for Anahita, the Iranian water goddess in Avestan (an East Iranian language), and also has the meanings of kindness and being personable, Leader.
The name and its variants are now common worldwide, especially in regions where Indo-European languages are spoken, namely Europe, South Asia, North America and South America.Balls (film)
Balls (Swedish: Farsan) is a 2010 Swedish comedy film that was directed by Josef Fares.Crimes of Passion (TV series)
Crimes of Passion is the English collective name for a series of six feature length crime films from 2013, based on six of the early novels by the prolific Swedish crime novelist Maria Lang (real name Dagmar Lange), written in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The films were co-produced by Svensk Filmindustri and Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4.
The first film was released in Swedish cinemas on 8 March 2013, receiving indifferent or poor reviews by most Swedish critics. The remaining five were released on DVD in Sweden during the autumn of 2013, and they were all made available on the TV4's subscription video on demand service TV4 Play Premium in June 2014. In October and November 2014, the six films were shown on TV4's DTTV service.
On 11 December 2013, BBC Four announced it had bought the British broadcasting rights to Crimes of Passion, with the series premiering on BBC Four on 30 August 2014. The films have been described as Mad Men meeting The Killing.Eugene O'Neill Award
The Eugene O'Neill Award (also known as The Eugene O'Neill Scholarship Award or The Eugene O'Neill Acting Award), is one of Sweden's finest awards for stage actors. Established by the American playwright Eugene O'Neill, it was first awarded in 1956.
Just before Eugene O'Neill died in 1953 he drew up a will in which he gave the then not yet staged play Long Day's Journey Into Night (written in 1941) to the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Sweden's national theatre, along with exclusive first performance rights. The gesture was as thanks for Dramaten's continued interest in staging his plays (more so than any other theatre in the world), and for the Swedes' appreciation of his work long before he became recognized internationally, or in his home country (O'Neill was also the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936). Later on, his widow Carlotta Monterey O'Neill also gave Dramaten the performing rights to A Touch of the Poet (written in 1942), Hughie and More Stately Mansions. She refused staging fees for his plays in Sweden, provided that 8% of the royalties from the revenues of each performance were given to the Eugene O'Neill Memory Fund, which manages the money for the scholarship award.
The award is bestowed annually on the 16th of October (O'Neill's birthday) and is, according to O'Neill's own wishes, given to "highly deserving actors of Dramaten". Recipients of the award are decided by Dramaten's board of directors.
The prize money currently consists of SEK 30,000 (approximately 4,000 USD).
As an extra honour to Eugene O'Neill, the first award was granted to the two actors who played the leading parts of James and Mary Tyrone in the original staging of Long Day's Journey Into Night at Dramaten in February 1956; Lars Hanson and Inga Tidblad - already legendary thespians of the Swedish stage since the early 1920s and most definitely "highly deserving actors".
Throughout the years it has continued to be given to Sweden's finest theatre actors.Friends (1988 film)
Friends is a 1988 Japanese-Swedish drama film directed by Kjell-Åke Andersson. Peter Mokrosinski won the award for Best Cinematography at the 24th Guldbagge Awards.Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Guldbagge for Best Actress in a Supporting Role is a Swedish film award presented annually by the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) as part of the Guldbagge Awards (Swedish: "Guldbaggen") to actresses working in the Swedish motion picture industry.
The categories for Best Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor were first introduced in 1995. In 1992, Ernst Günther received a Guldbagge for Creative Efforts, for his supporting role as Gottfrid in House of Angels.Litteris et Artibus
Litteris et Artibus is a Swedish royal medal established in 1853 by Charles XV of Sweden, who was then crown prince. It is awarded to people who have made important contributions to culture, especially music, dramatic art and literature.The obverse side of the medal has the image of the current King while the reverse has the text "Litteris et artibus" (Latin: Letters and Arts).Rederiet
Rederiet (High Seas or The Shipping Company) was a (318 episodes) Swedish soap opera that aired on Sveriges Television between 1992 and 2002. The cast featured many popular and renowned Swedish actors, and the show has often been referred to as Sweden's version of Dynasty.
The 45-minute episodes were broadcast weekly on Thursday nights on the public-service channel SVT1 and normally had between one and two million viewers. For ten years, Rederiet was the number-one rated show on Swedish television, along with the rival TV4 show Tre Kronor. The competition for viewers can be compared to that between Dynasty and Dallas.
Rederiet also gained popularity in Finland on Yle TV2, and the show was a hit in Norway too on TV2. The first season of the show was also sold to Egypt. The later seasons of the series were produced in collaboration with YLE, which led most notably to Finnish actor Åke Lindman appearing in the series. Rapper Ken Ring also appeared as an extra in the show in 1996.
On April Fools' Day 1993 SVT News announced that Mel Gibson was to play a lead role in the series. Gibson himself was interviewed and confirmed the information. It was later revealed that the whole event had been a joke.Scenes from a Marriage
Scenes from a Marriage (Swedish: Scener ur ett äktenskap) is a 1973 Swedish Television miniseries written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson. The story explores the disintegration of the marriage between Marianne, a family lawyer specializing in divorce, and Johan, spanning a period of 10 years. Bergman's teleplay draws on his own experiences, including his relationship with Ullmann. It was shot on a small budget in Stockholm and Fårö in 1972.
After initially airing on Swedish TV in six parts, the miniseries was condensed into a theatrical version and received positive reviews in Sweden and internationally. Scenes from a Marriage was also the subject of controversy for its perceived influence on rising divorce rates in Europe. The film was ineligible for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, but won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and several other honours.
The miniseries and film version influenced filmmakers such as Woody Allen and Richard Linklater. It was followed by a sequel, Saraband, in 2003, and stage adaptations.Stall-Erik och snapphanarna
Stall-Erik och snapphanarna is a Swedish film project directed by and starring Anders Olofsson. The narrative is set between 1658 and the early 18th century and tells the story of the snapphanar, a pro-Danish guerrilla movement that fought against Sweden in the 17th century. Olofsson, an amateur filmmaker who works as a cleaner by day, began to shoot the film in 1996. His ability to recruit many established actors, as well as the long production process, has received publicity in several regional and national newspapers. The film is preliminarily set to be finished in 2020.Suddenly (2006 film)
Suddenly (Swedish: Underbara älskade) is a Swedish film from 2006, directed by Johan Brisinger. The film was shot on the island Härmanö in Orust Municipality.