Review of “Maj 68” (2018)

Moving picture, 60 minutes

Seen in 2018.

The events of May 1968, day by day, as recorded for or presented in Swedish media at the time.

Much of the work is built around the classics of the time, including Den vita sporten (1968) and Maja Ekelöf’s autobiographical Rapport från en skurhink (1970). Göran Hugo Olsson also makes intelligent use of news footage: Truffaut, Godard, Polanski and Forman at Cannes, Aretha Franklin and Miles Davis in performance, the wars in Biafra and Vietnam, and Olof Palme actively debating the occupiers of the students’ union building in Stockholm, out of sympathy for the massive French uprising.

moving picture non-fiction