"Pia Bergström looks May Wechselmanns and Ebba Witt-Brattströms documentary Landsmodern"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"the MOVIE How to make a movie about a dead author alive? Maj Wechselmann and Ebba Witt-Brattström in her documentary about our greatest female proletärförfattare Moa Martinson (1890-1964), with the grand title of Landsmodern, unfortunately, opted for a slightly advertising actually need the form. Schedules with non-professional actors in period clothing play scenes from the Moa's childhood and adulthood while you may hear pithy quotes from her novels. "
"Then a naturscen with darkness and ice, or rocking the white lilacs from the Moa's cottage Sorunda, to the fateful music. Then cut to the ”expertvittnet” Ebba Witt-Brattström up from her desk, revealing the final truth. "
"For example, Moa was raped by her first husband when she became pregnant with her first child. Then came indeed ”children for children ...”"
"it's not that I doubt that the Moa Martinsons life with a man who enjoyed a tipple up matpengarna and beat her was a living hell, especially when two of her five boys were drowned. But life is one thing and literature another. Even if the Moa gladly used their own own experiences in life to his many novels, the first one came out when she was 43 and lived with the younger writer Harry Martinson, it is as if the film's emphasis on her own kvinnolidande confuse life and the poem."
"The difficult experience was a prerequisite for her writing, but she exceeded the its borders in the creative imagination. And I doubt that Harry's infidelity during a literature in Norway, which in the film is revealed as a kind of ”sensation”, is so important for posterity, or even for the Moa. "
"it is in the film a polemical feminist försmädlighet which sometimes obscures the entire complex man Moa. "
"she was a unique writer, and she is worthy of attention, even for the younger generation. Vibrant, imaginative, humorous and razor sharp, she described that no one else Fattigsverige. In particular arbetarkvinnornas conditions in both rural and industrislummen in Norrköping in the beginning of the last century. She was still living in his cottage Sorunda for the rest of his life, was active in local politics for the social democrats, wrote regularly in the Worker, Fire and other magazines."
"nOch she was one of the few who wrote boldly about how men abused women sexually, even within marriage. She was our first Metoo, mean Wechselmann and Witt-Brattström, and they have the right."