Writer Jonas Gardell, director Simon Kajser and producer Maria Nordenberg return to SVT this Christmas with their latest collaboration, three-part drama The Days The Flowers Blossom (De dagar som blommorna blommar), which unfolds over the late 1970s, early 1990s and present day.
The drama follows Erik, Mikael and Benny as they become friends and neighbours in a suburb of Stockholm in the 1970s. Through their eyes we witness the love, loss and pain experienced across the decades by the Munksås, Törnblad and Elofsson families, and how some events can take many years to unfold.
The cast includes: Johan Rheborg, Eva Röse, Rebecka Hemse, Anja Lundqvist, Ulf Friberg, Jacob Ericksson, Magnus Krepper, Rasmus Luthander, Sofia Pekkari and Torkel Pettersson.
Jonas Gardell says: “I think The Days The Flowers Blossom is about the unbearable frailty of life, and how everyone must count, every little flower in the meadow. How every life must have a value and how painfully short it is, but it’s all we have.”
“I think the series is about control, or rather, that we believe we are in control, know what we are doing and what the consequences will be, but we really don’t have a clue.”
The Days The Flowers Blossom is the third collaboration between Jonas Gardell, Simon Kajser and Maria Nordenberg, who also created The Half Hidden (2009) and Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012). Filming began in January.