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Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Wild Strawberries (Smultronstallet) (1957)

INGMAR BERGMAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBBSweden, 1957.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1959.  Golden Globe Awards 1959.  Podcast:  My Criterions.

Bibi Andersson and Victor Sjostrom in Wild Strawberries.

Ingmar Bergman’s probing, sensitive drama stars an excellent as a professor who is nearing his twilight years. On a road trip with his vindictive daughter-in-law () towards a ceremony that will honour his career as a doctor, he ruminates on his life, about what made it fulfilling or frustrating in an exquisitely filmed Mrs. Dalloway-like fashion. Along the way they pick up a spirited young woman () and her two boyfriends who inspire more memories of his youthful days. Bergman’s films would often be this deep, but very rarely would they ever be this delicate again (at least for those of us who think that the woman mutilating her genitals with cut glass in Cries and Whispers was just a bit too much).

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