Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Interviews with older Swedish and Swedish immigrant lesbians who talk about what it was like when they were young.
Alternate Titles: V
Year: 1996
Duration: 55 min
Language: Sweden/Swedish
MPAA: Not Rated
Director: Nina Bergstr
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+Alt Tags+This film consists of interviews with older Swedish and Swedish immigrant lesbians who talk about what it was like when they were young. One woman who grew up in the USSR was threatened with being sent to a hard labor camp by a girl’s parents. ‘We had to stop loving each other. That’s just how it was.’ During the Stalin era, thousands of gay men were sent to concentration camps, while women were usually more invisible and passed as companions.

All talk about hiding, pretending, trying to find themselves, trying to meet women like them. Some married men as expected, led double lives, or had other ways of coping, like pills, loneliness and depression. All those interviewed lead happy, loving, open lives today. (AB)