Culture / Society

Pernilla and Alba August on living your career and growing up in acting

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Joséphine Löchen

A coastal escape may seem like a bonus, but to Pernilla and Alba August it is fundamentally essential. While both women are celebrated performers – Pernilla is best known for her collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, Alba is a regular on Swedish prestige television and has a budding career as a musician – their interactions are marked with the quick-witted retorts of many mother-daughter duos. The Augusts invite us into their family’s Skåne sanctuary to discuss the experience of being women in film