THEATER 1 Sat, Mar 25 3:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2022
Production Country:Sweden
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lasse Hallström
Cast:Lena Olin
Tora Hallström
Lily Cole
Tom Wlaschiha
Emmi Tjernström
Screenwriter:Lasse Hallström


SOLD OUT - March 1st screening & Opening Night Reception for the Chicago European Union Film Festical - no additional tickets available, no waitlist

Acclaimed Swedish director Lasse Hallstro¨m (MY LIFE AS A DOG, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES and SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN - CEUFF 2012) paints a lush and sensuous portrait of the life of pioneering artist Hilma af Klint, who was largely written off by the art world during her lifetime. Beguiling and magnetic, Hilma died in 1944, unknown and unrecognized as the woman who invented abstract painting, displacing Kandinsky, Malevich, and Mondrian as the initiators of Modernism. From her invincible belief in spirits, to her unconventional romantic life and close circle of fellow female artists who converged around Hilma and her atelier, HILMA is a vivid biography of a woman who chose to remain true to her vision as an artist, despite working in a hostile, misogynistic world where women were not expected to express themselves and still were not allowed to vote.

Actors Lena Olin and Tora Hallstro¨m in attendance Wednesday, March 1, 6:00PM, Opening Night screening followed by a reception generously hosted by the Honorary Consulate of Sweden. Reception admission separate from film admission.