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Smultronstället

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A famous film by Ingmar Bergman, known as Wild Strawberries in English and German – despite the Swedish word denoting the location where you find them – which I got on DVD in the affordable DVD series of Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The film was made in 1957 and is about an old professor who travels across the country with his daughter-in-law, Marianne, to attend a celebration in his honour. He is confronted with his life on the way.

I think this is actually the first Bergman film I saw, it’s black and white and it’s old, thus slow by today’s standards. But despite that and the non-action story it is completely non-boring. Amazing. Good storytelling, good dream-scenes. I guess I’ll have to watch some other of his films. And Marianne is quite good-looking – half a century ago, anyway.

Shot from Smultronstället with the Professor and Marianne in the car

[Buy at amazon .com, .uk, .de]

November 19, 2005, 2:00

Tagged as country:se, film, ingmar bergman, smultronstället, sz bibliothek.

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Comment by gummi: User icon

I recently saw ‘Through a Glass Darkly’ again, and was quite literally blown away by its brilliance. It can be quite depressing when one sees what passes for a good movie these days.

November 19, 2005, 8:48

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