Biography

David Harald Vilgot Sjöman was a Swedish writer and film director. His films deal with controversial issues of social class, morality, and sexual taboos, combining the emotionally-tortured characters of Ingmar Bergman with the avant garde style of the French New Wave. He is best known as the director of the films 491 (1964), I Am Curious (Yellow) (in Swedish, "Jag är nyfiken - gul") (1967), and I Am Curious (Blue) ("Jag är nyfiken - blå") (1968), which stretched the boundaries of acceptability of what could then be shown on film, deliberately treating their subjects in a provocative and explicit manner.

David Harald Vilgot Sjöman was a Swedish writer and film director. His films deal with controversial issues of social class, morality, and sexual taboos, combining the emotionally-tortured characters of Ingmar Bergman with the avant garde style of the French New Wave. He is best known as the director of the films 491 (1964), I Am Curious (Yellow) (in Swedish, "Jag är nyfiken - gul") (1967), and I Am Curious (Blue) ("Jag är nyfiken - blå") (1968), which stretched the boundaries of acceptability of what could then be shown on film, deliberately treating their subjects in a provocative and explicit manner.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 24

Birthday 1924-12-02

Day of Death 2006-04-09

Place of Birth Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1995 Alfred Director
1992 Self Portrait '92 Director
1989 Fallgropen Director
1987 Malacca Director
1981 Jag rodnar Director
1977 Taboo Director
1975 Garaget Director
1974 A Handful of Love Director
1970 Lyckliga skitar Director
1969 You're Lying! Director
1968 I Am Curious (Blue) Director
1967 Stimulantia Director
1967 I Am Curious (Yellow) Director
1966 My Sister My Love Director
1964 Klänningen Director
1964 491 Director
1963 Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie Director
1962 The Mistress Director

Writing

1992 Self Portrait '92 Writer
1987 Malacca Writer
1979 Kristoffer's House Writer
1977 Taboo Writer
1974 A Handful of Love Writer
1970 Lyckliga skitar Writer
1969 You're Lying! Writer
1968 I Am Curious (Blue) Writer
1967 I Am Curious (Yellow) Writer
1966 My Sister My Love Writer
1962 Siska Writer
1962 The Mistress Screenplay

Acting

2018 Feature 136 as Himself (archival footage)
2005 Filmmakers vs. Tycoons as Himself
1992 Self Portrait '92 as Himself
1968 Shame as Tv-intervjuaren
1968 I Am Curious (Blue) as Vilgot Sjöman
1967 I Am Curious (Yellow) as Vilgot Sjöman
1963 A testimony about her as the reporter
1963 Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie as Himself

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