Lasse Hallström’s Hilma brings to the big screen the life story of a woman who defied conventions and who revolutionized the art world when her work was exhibited in its entirety in 2019 at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Hilma died in 1944, unknown and unrecognized as the woman who invented abstract painting, displacing Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian as the initiators of abstract painting and Modernism. From her adoration of the anthroposophist Rudolf Steiner and her invincible belief in spirits, to her unconventional romantic life and close circle of fellow female artists who converged around Hilma and her atelier, the film provides a nuanced portrait of a woman who chose to remain true to her vision as an artist, despite working in a hostile, misogynistic world where women were not expected to express themselves and still were not allowed to vote.

The all-star cast includes Tora Hallström and Oscar nominee Lena Olin, who play Hilma at different ages, Tom Wlaschiha, Catherine Chalk and Lily Cole.

Director: Lasse Hallström. Sweden, 2022, 115 min. In English.


I've spent several years trying to understand the mystery of Hilma af Klint. This is a story about an unwavering search for the truth about humanity and the universe, at a time when men set all the rules. Despite so many obstacles, Hilma created art that influences our lives today. My ambition is for the audience to experience these struggles with all their senses.


Coming soon...


2023 Palm Springs International Film Festival
Sat Jan 7, 3:00 PM
Camelot Theaters Palm Springs (Aud 1)

Sun Jan 8, 10:30 AM
Regal Cinemas Palm Springs Stadium 9 (Aud 4/5)

Mon Jan 9, 11:00 AM
Annenberg Theater (in Palm Springs Art Museum)

New York, NY
April 14-20, 2023

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