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Original title Hugo och Josefin
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Original work
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed for all
Dialogue
Swedish release 1967-12-16

Cast

Fredrik Becklén
Hugo Andersson

Marie Öhman
Josefin (Jenny Grå)

Beppe Wolgers
Gudmarsson, trädgårdsmästare, Hugos morbror

Inga Landgré
Josefins mor

Helena Brodin
fröken Ingrid Sund, lärarinnan

Bellan Roos
Lyra, den ensamma tanten på cykel

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Plot summary

Hugo and Josephine has entered the halls of Swedish film history as a true classic, considered by many as the best Swedish children’s film of all time. Based on the books of Maria...

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Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
Distribution title

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Unit Manager
Camera Operator
First Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Musical Arrangement
Musician
Propman
Costume Designer
Boom Operator
Sound Effects
Re-recording Mixer
Other Crew

Cast

Fredrik Becklén Hugo Andersson
Marie Öhman Josefin (Jenny Grå)
Beppe Wolgers Gudmarsson, trädgårdsmästare, Hugos morbror
Inga Landgré Josefins mor
Helena Brodin fröken Ingrid Sund, lärarinnan
Bellan Roos Lyra, den ensamma tanten på cykel
Karl Carlsson Karl Carlsson
Tord Stål Josefins far (röst)

Companies

Production Company Sandrew Film & Teater AB
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Sandrew Film & Teater AB 1967
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) Folkets Bio AB 2015
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB 2008
Laboratory FilmTeknik AB

Plot summary

Hugo and Josephine has entered the halls of Swedish film history as a true classic, considered by many as the best Swedish children’s film of all time. Based on the books of Maria Gripe, one of Sweden’s most popular children’s authors, the film was directed by Kjell Grede, who co-wrote the script with Gripe. Hugo and Josephine heralded in a new era in Swedish children’s films. This film was produced at a time when children’s culture was a hot topic in Sweden, involving a debate which demanded a new kind of children’s culture, one which presented children with a more honest version of reality, which took children seriously and which offered them meaningful experiences. In other words, there was a demand for less of the idealised world with which children were so commonly presented. This debate was popular in the 1970s, while Hugo and Josephine was released a few years before in 1967. Gripe and Grede told a consistent tale through Josephine’s perspective, and dared to address difficult issues, exposing Josephine’s childhood with all the complexities a childhood possesses.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 106187
Date 1967-11-24
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 2255 meters


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound system Optical mono
Colour system Eastman Color
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2255 meter
Length in minutes 82 min
Reels 4 rullar
Dialogue


Original work

Original title Josefin (Children's book)
Author Maria Gripe


Original title Hugo och Josefin (Children's book)
Author Maria Gripe


Original title Hugo (Children's book)
Author Maria Gripe


Production location

1967-06 1967-09
Kårsta Vallentuna kommun Sweden
Kårsta, Backa Gård Vallentuna kommun Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1967-12-16 Royal Göteborg Sweden 82 min
1967-12-16 Royal Linköping Sweden 82 min
1967-12-16 Saga Mjölby Sweden 82 min
1967-12-16 Grand Stockholm Sweden 82 min
TV showing 1995-09-30 Femman Sweden 79 min
1999-01-02 SVT1 Sweden 79 min
2001-01-21 SVT1 Sweden 79 min
2003-01-07 SVT1 Sweden 79 min
First showing 1967-12-16 Royal Göteborg Sweden 82 min
1967-12-16 Royal Linköping Sweden 82 min
1967-12-16 Saga Mjölby Sweden 82 min
1967-12-16 Grand Stockholm Sweden 82 min
Other showing 1969 Warszawa Poland
DVD release 2008-01-30 Sweden 79 min
TV showing 2010-07-06 SVT1 Sweden 79 min
2012-12-18 SVT1 Sweden
Festival showing 2014-03-11 Spegeln A Malmö Sweden BUFF filmfestival.
TV showing 2014-08-18 SVT1 Sweden
2017-01-07 SVT2 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Härlig är jorden
Lyrics Bernhard Severin Ingemann (dansk text 1850 - "Dejlig er Jorden")
Cecilia Bååth-Holmberg (svensk text 1884)
Musical Arrangement Jan Yngwe
Singer Marie Öhman (repris)


Original title Din klara sol går åter opp
Composer Johann Georg Störl (1710)
Lyrics Johan Olof Wallin (svensk text 1814)
Singer kör (barnkör)


Original title Morgon mellan fjällen
Composer Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck (melodi 1 1814))
Karl Heinrich Ernst Hauer (melodi 2 före 1852)
Lyrics Betty Ehrenborg-Posse (svensk text 1852 efter amerikanskt original)
- (okänd amerikansk textförfattare)
Singer kör (barnkör)


Original title Domaredansen


Original title Symfoni, nr 9, op. 125, d-moll. Sats 4 (Presto) med slutkören "An die Freude"
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1824)
Lyrics Friedrich von Schiller (1787)


Original title For Unto Us a Child Is Born
Composer Georg Friedrich Händel
Lyrics Charles Jennens


Awards

Evangelische Filmgilde 1972 (monatsbeste)
Festival Award Teheran 1970 (barnfilmer; Grand Prix)
Teheran 1970 (hederspris)
Concha d'Argento San Sebastián 1968 Kjell Grede (bästa debutfilm)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 1968 Best Director Kjell Grede
Stockholm 1968 Best Picture (Svenska Filminstitutets kvalitetsbidrag om 427 969,94 kr)
Festival Award Gijon 1968 (barnfilmer; Premio Asturias)
Barcelona 1968 (färgfilmveckan; utmärkelse)
Prize Stockholm 1968 Kjell Grede (SF-stipendium; 2.500 kr))
Chaplin Magazine Award Stockholm 1967 Kjell Grede
Från spex till sex (1971) Citation included from Hugo och Josefin (1967)
Minns Ni? (1993) Citation included from Hugo och Josefin (1967)
Shortcuts från Sandrews (1999) Citation included from Hugo och Josefin (1967)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2246


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2255


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 35 mm
Length 2255


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title HUGO * JOSEFIN Färgfilm av Kjell Grede
Tryckeri Tryckeri AB Småland


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title HUGO OCH JOSEFIN Färgfilm för dig och dina barn
Tryckeri Tryckeri AB Småland


Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title HUGO * JOSEFIN Färgfilm för dig och dina barn
Tryckeri Robert E. Petersen offset-bogtryck


Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690
Poster title Zaczarowany swiat dziecinstwa w filmie szedzkim HUFO I JOSEFINA
Designed by [?] Piwon


Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title HUGO * JOSEFIN Färgfilm för dig och dina barn
Tryckeri American lito


Size Less than 850 x 400
Poster title HUGO * JOSEFIN Färgfilm för dig och dina barn
Tryckeri American lito


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Hugo och Josefin av Maria Gripe och Kjell Grede.
Extent 121 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Hugo and Josephine. English dialogue list.
Extent 19 s. + 1 s. dialoglista trailer i ett ex.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Hugo och Josefin av Kjell Grede efter Maria Gripes böcker om Hugo och Josefin.
Extent 24 s. + 1 s. trailer.
Language Svenska


Script type Kringmaterial


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Hugo und Josefine von Kjell Grede nach den Büchern von Maria Gripe um Hugo und Josefine.
Extent 30 s.
Language Tyska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Subtítulos de - Hugo y Josefina.
Extent 15 s. + 1 s. dialoglista trailer.
Language Spanish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Hugo and Josephine.
Extent 15 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Hugo and Josephine. English subtitles.
Extent 14 s.
Language Engelska


Holdings Stills

Black and white print 18
Colour prints 4
Slides 1
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Engelska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska


Other manifestations of this work

Digitized

Technical specifications

Length in minutes 82 min
Dialogue


Holdings Film

Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge ProRes


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digitalt arkivmaterial
Gauge MAP


Element type Digital audio
Gauge WAV


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge DCP


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