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Tags: Family, Music, Love, Hate
Synopsis

When the successful concert pianist Charlotte (Ingrid Bergman, in her only film with Ingmar Bergman) for the first time in years pays a visit to her neglected grown-up daughter Eva (Liv Ullmann, Bergman’s recurring lead), she is unprepared for who her daughter has become. The result is a chamber play on the torments of the human soul, of love avoided, attempted, and denied – but also, as often with Bergman, the relation between Life and Art. The film itself was shot on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, during Bergman’s self-imposed exile from the tax authorities in Sweden. Chopin’s prelude and Bergman’s characteristic close-ups of faces form the foundation for repressed pain while the performances are stellar in this powerful exploration of tortured family dynamics.

Director
Ingmar Bergman
Filmography
  • 1949 Fängelse (Prison/Vangla 1950 Sånt händer inte här (This Can’t Happen Here/Niisuguseid asju siin ei juhtu 1953 Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika/Suvi Monikaga 1953 Gycklarnas afton (Sawdust and Tinsel/Narride õhtu 1955 Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night/Suveöö naeratused 1957 Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal/Seitsmes pitser 1957 Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries/Maasikavälu 1963 Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light/Armulaualised 1963 Tystnaden (The Silence/Vaikus 1966 Persona 1969 En passion (The Passion of Anna/Kirg 1972 Viskningar och rop (Cries and Whispers/Sosinad ja karjed 1973 Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage/Stseenid ühest abielust 1978 Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata/Sügissonaat 1982 Fanny och Alexander (Fanny and Alexander/Fanny ja Alexander)
Sun, 18.11.2018
4:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
031506
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 031506
Movie guests
Presenter Christo Burman
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.
Film info
Countries: France, Germany, Sweden, United Kingdom
Year: 1978
Duration: 98 minutes
Languages: Swedish, English
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Producer: Katinka Farago
Writer: Ingmar Bergman
DOP: Sven Nykvist
Montage: Sylvia Ingemarsson
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Halvar Björk, Erland Josephson
Production: Personafilm
Synopsis

When the successful concert pianist Charlotte (Ingrid Bergman, in her only film with Ingmar Bergman) for the first time in years pays a visit to her neglected grown-up daughter Eva (Liv Ullmann, Bergman’s recurring lead), she is unprepared for who her daughter has become. The result is a chamber play on the torments of the human soul, of love avoided, attempted, and denied – but also, as often with Bergman, the relation between Life and Art. The film itself was shot on the outskirts of Oslo, Norway, during Bergman’s self-imposed exile from the tax authorities in Sweden. Chopin’s prelude and Bergman’s characteristic close-ups of faces form the foundation for repressed pain while the performances are stellar in this powerful exploration of tortured family dynamics.

Director
Ingmar Bergman
Filmography
  • 1949 Fängelse (Prison/Vangla 1950 Sånt händer inte här (This Can’t Happen Here/Niisuguseid asju siin ei juhtu 1953 Sommaren med Monika (Summer with Monika/Suvi Monikaga 1953 Gycklarnas afton (Sawdust and Tinsel/Narride õhtu 1955 Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night/Suveöö naeratused 1957 Det sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal/Seitsmes pitser 1957 Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries/Maasikavälu 1963 Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light/Armulaualised 1963 Tystnaden (The Silence/Vaikus 1966 Persona 1969 En passion (The Passion of Anna/Kirg 1972 Viskningar och rop (Cries and Whispers/Sosinad ja karjed 1973 Scener ur ett äktenskap (Scenes from a Marriage/Stseenid ühest abielust 1978 Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata/Sügissonaat 1982 Fanny och Alexander (Fanny and Alexander/Fanny ja Alexander)