Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries) (1957)
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After exploring his disillusionment with religion in his previous films, Ingmar Bergman adopted a humanistic approach for this classic study in isolationism. Legendary Scandinavian director Victor Sjöström stars as Isak Borg, an aging medical professor who reassesses his life while journeying to his former university to receive an honorary degree. Borg travels with his estranged daughter-in-law Marianne (Ingrid Thulin) and revisits many of the landmarks of his past, conjuring up memories of his
Dec 26, 1957 Wide
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Professor Isak Borg
Mrs. Berit Almann
Agda the housekeeper
Max von Sydow
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Swedish master Ingmar Bergman delivered one of his greatest ruminations on love and life in this 1957 drama.
Several actors who were to form the director's virtual stock company are here, but it is Sjöström who is heart and soul of the film.
One of Ingmar Bergman's many masterpieces, this universal meditation on the meaning of life is extremely well-acted by Victor Sjostrom (also known as director) as ther aging professor.
It's most memorable due to the heartfelt sterling performance by the seventy-something Victor Seastrom.
A film of rare beauty and pain
Sjostrom, in his final film, delivers one of the finest performances in any Bergman film -- a major accomplishment considering the virtuosity that Bergman's actors consistently display.
[Worth watching] if only to see issues that are nowadays considered verboeten tossed around as freely as a football.
Victor Sjostrom's magnificent performance carries an emotional authority that gives Bergman's great movie a warmth and an accessibility that it might not otherwise have had.
The relentless symbolism, and some rather heavy-handed dream sequences are off-putting at times, but Wild Strawberries has enough sorrow, warmth and profundity to make for sophisticated and rewarding viewing.
This is one of the truly outstanding works of post-war European cinema.
Poetic and richly elegant -- and sometimes playful (but don't tell anyone, because lots of people think of Bergman as stupefyingly serious).
...a touching look at old age and how memories from the past can affect us as mature beings.
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