My Life as a Dog tells the story of Ingemar, a working-class twelve-year-old sent to live with his uncle in a country village when his mother falls ill. Once there, Ingemar finds refuge from his misfortunes and unexpected adventure with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics. A bittersweet evocation of the struggles and joys of childhood, this film features an incredibly mature and unaffected performance by lead actor Anton Glanzelius. The Criterion Collection is proud to present Lasse Hallström's Academy Award-nominated My Life as a Dog.
Shall We Go to Your or My Place or Each Go Home Alone? (1973), a fifty-two-minute film by Hallström, with a video introduction by the director