Bergman Collection The Wild Strawberries - Ingmar Bergman - Film - TARTAN/PALISADES - 5023965336927 - February 25, 2002

Bergman Collection The Wild Strawberries

Ingmar Bergman

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Bergman Collection The Wild Strawberries

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).
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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GEOFF ANDREW FILM NOTES

Media Movies     DVD
Released EU, February 25, 2002
EAN/UPC 5023965336927
Label TARTAN/PALISADES TVD3369
Genre Drama
Dimensions 124 g   (Weight (estimated))
Playtime 01:28:00
Region code Region 2   (Europa)
Audio Format Dolby Digital 2.0
Video Format 4:3
Language English  
Subtitles English
Cinematographer Gunnar Fischer
Editor Oscar Rosander
Primary Contributor Bibi Andersson
Primary Contributor Victor Sjöström
Producer Allan Ekelund
Writer Ingmar Bergman
Skuespiller Bibi Andersson
Skuespiller Ingrid Thulin
Skuespiller Jullan Kindahl
Skuespiller Gunnar Björnstrand
Skuespiller Victor Sjöström

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