The Women on the Roof

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The Women on the Roof
Directed byCarl-Gustav Nykvist
Produced byWaldemar Bergendahl
Written byCarl-Gustav Nykvist
Lasse Summanen
StarringAmanda Ooms
Helena Bergström
CinematographyUlf Brantås
Edited byLasse Summanen
Release date
  • 15 September 1989 (1989-09-15)
Running time
89 minutes

The Women on the Roof (Swedish: Kvinnorna på taket) is a 1989 Swedish film written and directed by Carl-Gustav Nykvist. It stars Amanda Ooms and Helena Bergström. It was entered into the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.[1] At the 25th Guldbagge Awards, Stellan Skarsgård won the award for Best Actor.[2] The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[3]


An innocent and beautiful girl, Linnea (Amanda Ooms) rents an apartment in Stockholm just before World War I. As she works for an old man who owns a photography studio she meets Anna, a photographer (Helena Bergstrom) with whom she develops a complex friendship. Anna's circus-performer boyfriend and European politics complicate Linnea's routine.


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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Women on the Roof". Retrieved 2009-08-01.
  2. ^ "Kvinnorna på taket (1989)". Swedish Film Institute. 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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