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Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, banned in cities across the United States, Vilgot Sjöman’s I Am Curious—Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of Lena (Lena Nyman), a searching and rebellious young woman, and her personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, as well as her bold exploration of her own sexual identity. Shattering taboos as it freely traverses the lines between fact and fiction, I Am Curious—Blue, a parallel film featuring the same characters and in which the lines between documentary and fiction are even further blurred.

  • Number of Movies: 2
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Featured Cast

  1. Lena Nyman

    Lena Nyman

    Anna Lena Lisabet Nyman / Lena

  2. Maj Hultén


  3. Vilgot Sjöman

    Vilgot Sjöman

  4. Börje Ahlstedt

    Börje Ahlstedt

    Börje, Börje, Lena's boyfriend

  5. Peter Lindgren

    Peter Lindgren

    Lena's Father

  6. Sonja Lindgren

    Sonja Lindgren

    Sonja Lindgren

  7. Chris Wahlström

    Chris Wahlström

    Rune's Woman

  8. Magnus Nilsson

    Magnus, Lena's school friend

  9. Ulla Lyttkens

    Ulla, Lena's friend

  10. Marie Göranzon

    Marie Göranzon

    Marie, Börje's mistress

  11. Sven Wollter

    Sven Wollter

    Captain (uncredited)

  12. Andreas Bellis

    Himself - Assistant Camera

  13. Marianne Johnson

    Herself - Script Girl

Featured Crew

  1. Vilgot Sjöman

    Writing, Directing

I Am Curious (Yellow)

March 10, 1967

Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, the actors, director and crew are shown in a humorous parallel plot about the making of the film and their reactions to the story and each other. Nudity, explicit sex, and controversial politics kept this film from being shown in the US while its seizure by Customs was appealed.

I Am Curious (Blue)

March 11, 1968

The same movie with the same characters, cast and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal relationships, religion, prisons and sex. Blue omits much of the class consciousness and non-violence interviews of the first version. Yellow and Blue are the colors of the Swedish flag.

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