The film was directed by Lasse Hallstrom and based on the second novel of Reidar Jonsson’s semi-autobiographical trilogy.
It tells the story of a boy and his brother who are sent to live with relatives, while their mother recuperates from illness.
It was nominated for 2 Oscars at the 1988 ceremony (despite being made in 1985) – Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Brasse shared his nomination with Lasse Hallstrom, Reidar Jonsson and Per Berglund. The film lost the screenwriting and directing Oscars to The Last Emperor.
– Rhett Bartlett