I Am Curious—Yellow

I Am Curious—Yellow

Directed by Vilgot Sjöman • 1967 • Sweden

Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious-Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of Lena (Lena Nyman), a searching and rebellious young woman, and her personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, as well as her bold exploration of her own sexual identity. I Am Curious-Yellow is a subversive mix of dramatic and documentary techniques, attacking capitalist injustices and frankly addressing the politics of sexuality.

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I Am Curious—Yellow
  • I Am Curious—Yellow

    Directed by Vilgot Sjöman • 1967 • Sweden

    Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious-Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during t...

Extras

  • I AM CURIOUS—YELLOW: Director’s Diary

    In February of 2002, director Vilgot Sjoman recorded comments on selected scenes from I AM CURIOUS—YELLOW. His commentary is based on his book “I Was Curious: Diary of the Making of a Film,” published by Grove Press in 1968.

  • Vilgot Sjöman on I AM CURIOUS—YELLOW

  • Barney Rosset and Edward de Grazia

    Publishing legend Barney Rosset and attorney Edward de Grazia were pioneers in the battle against censorship in this country. Each was also influential in bringing I AM CURIOUS—YELLOW to U.S. audiences. In 2002, Rosset and de Grazia discussed the film, the landmark court case, and their ongoing e...

  • The Battle for I AM CURIOUS—YELLOW

    Renowned film historian and author Peter Cowie narrates this survey of the history of the U.S. release of I AM CURIOUS—YELLOW, from Grove Press’ Barney Rosset and his initial attempt to import the film from Sweden, to the historic court battles that ensued, forever altering the landscape of Ameri...