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Fanny and Alexander in Swedish politics
Erik Hedling

conservative, as in some of his early films, and sometimes it is surprisingly radical. That was how Bergman functioned as an artist. If such a change ever actually occurred, perhaps Bergman’s shift in ideological outlook—his conversion to Social Democracy—might have taken place, at least in part, when Sweden’s Social Democratic government began to show him open support. Bergman himself claimed that his ‘mistrust of politics’ lasted until the mid-1960s. 15 In January 1963, Bergman received a phone call from Sweden

in Ingmar Bergman
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Mia-Marie Hammarlin

combination of ideals became a revolutionary force. Out of these different movements sprang the rational Social Democracy that was to shape government politics in Sweden – and other Nordic countries – for almost a century. Its egalitarian Enlightenment ideology characterised the modern project throughout the twentieth century. There are many Swedish traits that are characteristic of this period; I would like to mention two well-known ones which are interrelated and may be linked to the subject of this study: equality and social trust. During the twentieth century Sweden

in Exposed