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Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries
  • 1957
  • Sweden
  • 94 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Written by: Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand
  • Language: Swedish, Latin

Following an appalling, symbol-laden nightmare, an elderly professor (Sjöström) finds himself reliving his life as he travels to an academic awards ceremony. Bergman's customary bleakness is shelved, with enjoyable results, while Sjöström's performance glows with feeling and intelligence.

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Following the success of The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman returned with Wild Strawberries, perhaps both his most personal and most universal film. Victor Sjöström stars as Isak Borg, a curmudgeonly professor whose journey across Sweden finds him confronting his past in this elegiac, warmly humanistic meditation on memory, regret and mortality.

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