As White as in Snow
|As White as in Snow|
Swedish DVD cover
|Directed by||Jan Troell|
|Produced by||Lars Hermann
|Written by||Jacques Werup (novel)
|Edited by||Jan Troell|
|Distributed by||Svensk Filmindustri|
|Budget||SEK 30 million|
As White as in Snow (Swedish title: Så vit som en snö) is a Swedish film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 16 February 2001, directed by Jan Troell. It won three Guldbagge Awards, for best film, best direction and best cinematography, and was nominated for best screenplay.
The screenplay is based on the novel Den ofullbordade himlen by Jacques Werup, which in turn is very loosely inspired by the life of Elsa Andersson, the first woman aviator in Sweden. She is portrayed by Amanda Ooms in the movie. Other key characters are played by Björn Granath, Stina Ekblad, Shanti Roney, Björn Kjellman, Reine Brynolfsson and Rikard Wolff.
The grammatically awkward title (literally translated "As white as a snow") is a quote from a poem/song ("Lejonbruden"), which is performed in the movie.
- Amanda Ooms - Elsa Andersson
- Rikard Wolff - Robert Friedman
- Björn Granath - Sven Andersson
- Björn Kjellman - Erik Magnusson
- Stina Ekblad - Stine
- Shanti Roney - Lars Andersson
- Hans Pålsson - Felix Hansson
- Antti Reini - Koivunen
- Reine Brynolfsson - Enoch Thulin
- Maria Heiskanen - Merja
- "Så vit som en snö" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. 16 February 2001. Retrieved 30 September 2016.