Summer Interlude is a 1951 Ingmar Bergman film about the emotional struggle experienced by a ballerina as she is forced to confront events from her past. The plot and characters are engaging, and the film itself is beautiful. I love Bergman's films, so your mileage may vary; but oh! this is lovely!
"I love you in spite of everything."
"Days like pearls: round and lustrous, threaded on a golden string. Days filled with fun and caresses. Nights of waking dreams. When did we sleep? We had no time for sleep."
Slant Magazine calls it Bergman's "first great film". Empire Online gives it 4 out of 5 stars and concludes, "Complex and beguiling this is the first foothold on Bergman's climb to brilliance." DVD Talk highly recommends it. Rotten Tomatoes has a critics score of 100%.
I always drink coffee or hot tea while I'm watching movies, so when the characters in the films drink coffee or hot tea I somehow feel a connection. Please get your drink of choice, pull up a comfortable seat, and join the folks and make a connection over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's T(ea) Tuesday linkup.