Staffan Julén

Björn Staffan Julén is a Swedish documentary film director. His most recent work is Lyubov: kärlek på ryska (‘Lyubov: Love in Russian’) (2017), about the work of Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich.

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Only love can save those who are infected with anger

Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich speaks to director Staffan Julén about love, reality and writing

Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for her work documenting the lives of Soviet and post-Soviet citizens. Her latest project, about love, is the subject of a documentary film by Swedish filmmaker Staffan Julén. Here, Alexievich discusses with Julén why she chose the subject, and what drives her work.

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