Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) Reviews

August 14, 2019
At this point in history the refusal of Bergman to truthfully represent his own story without relying on female emotional expression interferes with his potential exorcism and it prevents me from fully appreciating his art.
August 7, 2019
Bergman lets the beauty and the pain in his subject's faces tell an unspoken story all their own.
August 2, 2019
The story that Ingmar Bergman tells us this time does not transcend the purely conventional limits. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 28, 2015
[Bergman's] self conscious, immensely grave direction suggests some statement about the meaning of life and all that. It is all exquisitely tedious.
August 4, 2015
Bergman's casting coup lives up to expectations. Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann invest their roles with undeniable emotional conviction and impact.
January 6, 2014
A simple but extremely powerful and focused drama.
October 15, 2013
has a steady, accumulating power, and while it ranks high among Bergman's dramas, it is not quite a masterpiece, at least not on the level of Cries and Whispers (1972) and Scenes From a Marriage (1973), his signature films of the period.
September 16, 2010
This is not a comfortable movie, but it isn't meant to be. It's a difficult work, but that very difficulty is what makes it rewarding.
September 20, 2007
This very good Ingrid and Ingmar Bergman film is very easy to love for its honesty and passion ...
August 1, 2007
The movie makes good chamber music: it's a crafted miniature with Bergman's usual bombast built, for once, into the plot requirements.
August 29, 2006
There is too much talk, talk, talk about feelings and not enough demonstration of them, but like cream, Ingrid keeps rising to the top of the chatter.
February 9, 2006
Of course Bergman's actresses suffer superbly in microscopic close-up, but the nagging doubt persists as to whether this is incisive psychodrama or just those old nordic blues again.
June 26, 2005
Ingrid Bergman won her last Oscar nomination for her very last feature in this intense mother-daughter melodrama, directed by Ingmar Bergman.
May 23, 2005
Though Ingrid and Ingmar Bergman aren't related, their pairing on a movie set was a long-anticipated event
April 26, 2005
March 24, 2004
February 20, 2004
August 21, 2003
August 15, 2003
July 20, 2003
Probes in an intelligent and affecting way the ambivalent feelings in mother-daughter relationships