Monday, March 26, 2012

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Ingmar Bergman film with Victor Sjostrom, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand and Max von Sydow. I like Bergman's films and I thought this one was beautiful.


It's in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, whose author calls it "arguably the warmest of Ingmar Bergman's masterpieces". BBC opens its review by saying, "This is one of the truly outstanding works of post-war European cinema." DVD Journal praises the humor and says,
there is certainly much to admire in this 1958 meditation on aging, recollection and resolve, ... Gunnar Fischer's stark black-and-white photography is rich and stunning, the performances are natural and pitch-perfect, and the narrative is carefully and exquisitely tailored.

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