Miss Julie (1951)

ALF SJOBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  Original title:  Froken Julie Sweden, 1951.  Sandrews.  Screenplay by Alf Sjoberg, based on the play by August Strindberg.  Cinematography by Goran Strindberg.  Produced by Rune Waldekranz.  Music by Dag Wiren.  Production Design by Bibi Lindstrom.  Film Editing by Lennart Wallen.  Cannes Film Festival 1951.   Dull version of August Strindberg’s famous, tragic play. Anita Björk is excellent as the self-destructive heiress…

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Cries And Whispers (1972)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Viskningar Och Rop Sweden, 1972.  Cinematograph AB, Svenska Filminstitutet. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nyvkist. Produced by Ingmar Bergman, Lars-Owe Carlberg.  Production Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Film Editing by Siv Lundgren.  Academy Awards 1973.  National Board of Review Awards 1973.  New York Film Critics Awards 1972.  …

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The Seventh Seal (1957)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Det Sjunde Inseglet Sweden, 1957.  Svensk Filmindustri.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman, based on his play Tramalning.  Cinematography by Gunnar Fischer.  Produced by Allan Ekelund.  Music by Erik Nordgren.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Manne Lindholm.  Film Editing by Lennart Wallen.  Cannes Film Festival 1957.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Visually stunning meditation on life and death by…

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