Lukas Moodyson is one of my favorite Swedish directors. His film, Together [Tillsammans in Sweden] was one of the most beautiful films I’d seen growing up as a teenager in Maine. It’s a story about a mother and daughter escaping a troubled home to live in a commune in 1970’s Sweden, and the influence and change they bring about to the group as a result.
His following films, like Lilya 4-Ever and Hole in My Heart. seemed to change course. He’s like Bergman in a way and doesn’t seem to shy away from darkness.