Moodysson is equally good with the children--Anna and Lasse's 8-year-old son, Tet who likes to play the torture game called Pinochet , and Elisabeth's two lonely kids, Eva and Stefan, who regard their odd elders with prim, judgmental eyes. Moodysson was born in The long locks and love beads may be relics of the past, but Moodysson understands that the yearning for togetherness, for a copious, more inclusive concept of community, is eternal. This may help explain why Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson seems to remember this era with uncanny accuracy: he wasn't there. Postsex, she breaks her promise. The catalyst for the drama is the arrival of his "bourgeois" sister Elisabeth, who flees to the commune with her two children after her alcoholic husband has beaten her. The mild-mannered, rational Goran has to twist himself into self-abnegating knots to try to reconcile the household.
Lilliana. Age: 25.
You don't have to have lived in a hippie commune as I once did, circa , in a geodesic dome in the mountains of southern Colorado to recognize that "Together" is one of the year's most delightful movies.
Elisabeth. Age: 31.
We Live Together
As he demonstrated in his terrific film about teenage girls, "Show Me Love," Moodysson seems able to slip inside just about anybody's soul. Moodysson also understands that these like-minded revolutionaries were not, in fact, like-minded. You don't have to have lived in a hippie commune as I once did, circa , in a geodesic dome in the mountains of southern Colorado to recognize that "Together" is one of the year's most delightful movies.