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Wild Strawberries (DVD)

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WILD STRAWBERRIES is among Ingmar Bergman's most rich and contemplative films, a lyrical reflection on guilt and disappointment in the form of a spiri...

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ProVery good film.

ConsIf you have a bias against old, black and white or...

Now seventy-eight, once-eminent professor of medicine and doctor Isak Borg is preparing to travel across the country to receive an honourary doctorate for lifetime achievement in his field. Despite his former profession as a physician presumably requiring some kind of bedside manner, over the...

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ProVery good film, perfomances, ideas put across by B...

ConsRelationships needed to be defined clearly

This is an absolute gem of a film. It was written in 1957 by Ingmar Bergman, one of the most renowned director in the world. He may not be very well known by the mainstream but he is relished by the people who do actually know his films. From what I have seen of his films so far; he is a genius...

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ProGreat Bergmanesque directing, great Bergmanesque a...

ConsIt might just break your heart

Ingmar Bergman's Smultronstallet (WILD STRAWBERRIES) was released in 1957 and one of his most accessible and humanistic films, written whilst he was ill in hospital, it is, in result, one of the warmest and most deeply felt films ever made. A renowned medical professor (legend-director Victor...

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WILD STRAWBERRIES is among Ingmar Bergman's most rich and contemplative films, a lyrical reflection on guilt and disappointment in the form of a spiritual journey. The movie stars Victor Sjostrom as Professor Isak Borg, an elderly academic who takes a trip by car from Stockholm to Lund to receive an honorary university degree, accompanied by his daughter-in-law (Ingrid Thulin). Along the way, they meet various passengers who seem to be weighed down by unresolved ethical dilemmas. Meanwhile, Borg's own existential crisis is triggered by dreams and memories in which he is confronted with past disappointments, missed opportunities, and troubled personal relationships with those close to him--his son (Gunnar Bjornstrand), his mother (Naima Wifstrand), and his late wife (Gertrud Fridh). The film features stunning imagery, most notably in the flashback, dream, and nightmare sequences, as well as an outstanding final film performance by Sjostrom (who is also a famed Swedish director of the silent era).<BR>This film was released soon after THE SEVENTH SEAL, which had earned Bergman accolades from film critics and moviegoers the world over. Though similarly challenging and philosophically complex, WILD STRAWBERRIES is often considered the more accessible of the two movies because of its ultimate warmth and affirmation of life.

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