Norwegian silent film classic is restored

Sept. 6, 2007 at 7:29 PM
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OSLO, Norway, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Norwegian Film Institute has restored and digitalized the celebrated silent movie, "Bridal Procession in Hardanger," Aftenposten reported Thursday.

"It's become so beautiful and elegant," the institute’s director, Vigdis Lian, told the newspaper.

Directed by Rasmus Breistein, the romantic classic is widely regarded as one of the major Norwegian cinematic triumphs of its era.

The 1926 film marked the debut of screen icon Alfred Maurstad, father of Norwegian actor, Toralv Maurstad, while the female lead was played by Aase Bye.

Kristofer Janson’s book, "Marit Skjolte," and the painting of the same name by Adolph Tidemand and Hans Gude served as inspirations for the film.

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