Homeward Bound

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Hallstrüm says his film weaves tones to form "a mix of the poetic, romantic and comedic"

Just how does one make sense of a career that began with short television programs on Jimi Hendrix and abba and ended up in the big-budget world of Hollywood? "Don't even try," Lasse Hallström says with a soft chuckle.

The 55-year-old director's work has uprooted him from his native Stockholm and planted him firmly in filmmaking's élite. My Life as a Dog (1985) first introduced Hollywood to Hallström, but it was The Cider House Rules in 1999, followed by Chocolat in 2000, that cemented his reputation as a master of literary adaptation. Now he's back...

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