As White as in Snow

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As White as in Snow
As white as in snow.jpg
Swedish DVD cover
Directed byJan Troell
Produced byLars Hermann
Kerstin Bonnier
Erik Crone
Johan Mardell
Written byJacques Werup (novel)
Jan Troell
Karl-Erik Olsson-Snogerod
Jimmy Karlsson
StarringAmanda Ooms
Rikard Wolff
Björn Granath
Björn Kjellman
Music byScore
Magnus Dahlberg
Edited byJan Troell
Distributed bySvensk Filmindustri
Release date
  • 16 February 2001 (2001-02-16) (Sweden)
Running time
154 minutes
BudgetSEK 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,[1] directed by Jan Troell. It won three Guldbagge Awards, for best film, best direction and best cinematography, and was nominated for best screenplay[citation needed].

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.



  1. ^ "Så vit som en snö" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. 16 February 2001. Retrieved 30 September 2016.

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