Cinema: Breaking Up

SUMMER PARADISE

Directed by Gunnel Lindblom Written by Ulla Isaksson and Gunnel Lindblom

As they have for decades, four generations of family gather for their annual holiday in the comfortable old summer house on an island in the Stockholm archipelago. The patriarch sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night convinced he's dying; the rest of the time he's a hearty reactionary. His daughter Katha (played with a kind of wary warmth by Birgitta Valberg) is a doctor resisting the steadily accumulating evidence that the safe, predictable middle-class world is dying. She...

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