Smiles of a Summer Night
Sommarnattens leende, feature film, Sweden, 1955
DIRECTED BY: Ingmar Bergman
A group of former, present, and future lovers gathers at the estate of the actress Desiree Armfeld's mother. The group consists of Frederik Egerman – Desiree's former lover, Anne –Frederik's 20-year old wife, still a virgin, Henrik – Frederik's son, theology student slightly younger than his fathers wife, count Malcolm – Desiree's present lover, and Charlotte – Malcolm's wife. In the course of a summer night Anne gets involved with Henrik, Frederik renews his romance with Desiree, and the Malcolm manage to settle their differences… while maid Petra ends up with the coachman in the hay barn.