Sjöström was a director of more than 50 films, which has most of it silent movies, and as an actor participated in more than 40 films.
life and working
it began as a moving actor in Finland, at 1899 were active it as an actor and director in Göteborg. 1912 he came to the film company Svenska bio and gave in the same year its direction debut. Its work was style-forming, beside those of Mauritz of quiet, for the early Swedish film, which counts into the 1910er years to the artistically leading in Europe.
Its first commercial success was Inge-borrows to cross-beam (1913) - a social drama, which created a political consciousness for the necessity for the introduction of social security benefits in earlycapitalistic Sweden by its convincing representation of the life situation of underprivileged social classes. Sjöström used grandiose nature photographs to the Verbildlichung of the soul conditions of its film figures and created thereby works with a poetic character. It used often literary collecting mains, thus by Selma Lagerlöf.
to 1922 it went to Hollywood to MGM and produced there under the anglisierten name Victor Seastrom altogether 9 films, among other things The scarlet type character (1926) and The wind (1928) - both with Lillian Gish and Lars Hanson in the main roles - as well as The divine woman (1927) - with Greta Garbo and Lars Hansson.
1930 returned Sjöström to Sweden and were from then on mainly active as actors. Starting from 1939 he worked with Gustav mol other, 1943 arose he in Carl Theodor Dreyers Ordet . Its probably largest schauspielerische achievement is the representation aging professor borrows into savage strawberries (1957), its last film, under the direction from Ingmar Bergman. The film received the golden bear of the citizens of Berlin of film festivals to 1958.
Victor Sjöström is the father of the actress Guje camp barrier.
- 1957 - savage strawberries (Smultronstället)
- 1950 - Kvartetten som sprängdes
- 1947 - Rallare
- 1944 - Kejsarn av Portugallien
- 1943 - Ordet
- 1939 - Gubben more kommer
- 1937 - Under the talk robe
- 1931 - Markurells i Wadköping
- 1928 - The wind
- 1927 - The Divine Woman
- 1926 - The Scarlet type character
- 1924 - He Who GET Slapped
- 1921 - Körkarlen
- 1920 - Klostret i Sendomir
- 1919 - Hans's nåds wills
- 1919 - Ingmarssönerna
- 1918 - mountain Ejvind och Hans hustru
- 1917 - Terje Vigen
- 1916 - Dödskyssen
- 1913 - Inge-borrow to cross-beam
- 1912 - Trädgårdsmästaren
- 1912 - Ett hemligt giftermål
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|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Sjöström, Victor David|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Swedish director and actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||20. September 1879|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Silbodal Sweden|
|DYING DATE||3. January 1960|