Troell's magic mirror

Thomas Danielsson, Denmark, 2008

58 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

30 years after he was Oscar nominated for »The Emigrants« (1971), the Swedish director Jan Troell, for the first time, has agreed to have a film portrait made. And more than that, Troell has opened his personal film archive to director Thomas Danielsson. This unique footage and Troell's very frank discussion with Danielsson about his life and art, turns Troell's magic mirror into an outstanding portrait of one of Scandinavia's greatest filmmakers.

The film includes footage from Troell's work, together with his upcoming international feature film »Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment«.
Basic information Credits
Original title Troells troldspejl
Danish title Troells troldspejl
Keywords Troell, Jan, Film Directors, Swedish cinema, Film, Sweden
Director Thomas Danielsson
Screenplay Thomas Danielsson
Producer Mikael Opstrup
Director of Photography Morten Bruus, Jan Troell, Björn Blixt
Editor Ghita Beckendorff
Composer Lars Danielsson
Production country Denmark, Sweden
International sales Final Cut Productions ApS
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Final Cut Productions, Mantarraya Prods.
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk TV-samarbejdsfond, Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, MEDIA (EU)
In collaboration with SVT


Direction Thomas Danielsson


Screenplay Thomas Danielsson


Producer Mikael Opstrup
Co-producer Stina Gardell
Production coordinator: post-production Svenne Friis
Production assistant Lena Lundt


Cinematographer Morten Bruus
Cinematographer Jan Troell
Cinematographer Björn Blixt


Still photographer Ole Kragh-Jacobsen


Editor Ghita Beckendorff


Composer Lars Danielsson


Sound: post-production Bjørn Vidø

Visual effects

Colourist Peter Hjorth

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