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.
Art House & International , Drama
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Swedish Film Institute


Lena Endre
as Mother
Anna Linnros
as Lillian
Malin Ek
as Marta
Marie Richardson
as Marianne
Irma Christenson
as Aunt Emma
Helena Brodin
as The Nurse
Halvar Björk
as Eriksson
Per Myrberg
as Ingmar
Börje Ahlstedt
as Onkel Carl
Birgitta Valberg
as The Grandmother
Carl Magnus Dellow
as The Watchmaker
Melinda Kinnaman
as The Girl
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Critic Reviews for Sunday's Children

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

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.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

A good movie.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
Top Critic

Powerful teaching tool for men trying to come to terms with their own wounded father inside.

Full Review… | July 15, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

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