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The aesthetics of modernism

"The Aesthetics of Modernism" is a personal documentary about architecture, art and the dream of creating an equal world of social engineering.
In the film we get to meet other painters, politicians and last but not least architects. The film is played in a postmodern Sweden with a retrospect on architecture from the 60s and 70s.
   The film "The Aesthetics of Modernism" has been in my mind since 1980. That's when I first saw Ronny Hard's suburban images. I visited an art exhibition at the Ystad Art Museum and Ronny's painting struck me like a flash.
   The motif was familiar to me.
   It was the buildings I had lived in, the balcony I had stood on, and the window I had looked out through. I knew then that I had to make a movie about the painting.
   The fact that it took me almost 40 years to go from thought to action tells a lot about me as a filmmaker. I don't hurry - take my time.

The film is available in H264, MP4, Quicktime and in DCP format.
Sound: Swedish voice and English subtitle.

  • Martin Rosengren
  • Martin Rosengren
  • Martin Rosengren
  • Gert Wingårdh
    Key Cast
  • Albert Svensson
    Key Cast
  • Ronny Hård
    Key Cast
  • Nils Yngvesson
    Key Cast
    "ex ideologist"
  • Julia Björnberg
    Key Cast
    "curator of art"
  • Felicia Tolentino
    Key Cast
    "curator of art"
  • Martin Rosengren
    Key Cast
    "film maker"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Folkhemmets estetik
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  • Genres:
    Art and architecture, paintings, painter, Sweden, Nordic architecture, Gert Wingårdh, urban enviroment, buildings, houses, social democratic, architecture, sub urb, suburbs
  • Runtime:
    47 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Super 35 and BRAW
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Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Martin Rosengren

I have worked in film & television since 1983. The first years as an editor and then as a director. Over the years I have done from documentaries and fiction to commercials and informational films. Today, I make non-commercial documentaries based on topics that personally interest me.
All with a purpose - I want to understand the contemporary.

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Director Statement

My documentaries have a purpose - I want to understand the contemporary