Sunday's Children (1992)

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Written by pantheon Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, Sunday's Children was directed by Bergman's son Daniel. This intensely autobiographical film takes place when the elder Bergman was a child of eight. In a near-cathartic fashion, the story illustrates the strained relationship between young Ingmar and his minister father, and the understanding (not always a warm one) between them. Though Daniel Bergman pursues his own visual style, this is his father's film through and through, and as such should be given an honored place in Ingmar's body of work. Sunday's Children is, to date, the best of the recent "retrospectives" penned by the far-from-retired Ingmar Bergman.

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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

Ingmar Bergman's portrait of his younger and older selves is unsparing, as funny as it is sullen, ultimately touching.

Apr 27, 2018 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Immensely sympathetic, viewed either as a self-contained work or as part of the Bergman canon, it is written by Ingmar and directed by his son Daniel.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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It's really little more than a single anecdote, but an anecdote so full of mirrors, so magically placed, that the film manages to reflect the future while also revealing new interpretations of the past.

Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Ingmar Bergman's days behind the camera may be over, but he apparently still has a worthwhile story or two left to tell.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

There's little here you haven't seen in other artists' summer reminiscences. But there's something delicate and magical about this particular season, probably because of the knowledge that you are tapping directly into Bergman's childhood.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A good movie.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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