From 11.10. To 20.10.2002.
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, an...
An interview with Ingmar Bergman in which he talks about films, film
creation, Strindberg, the magic of theatre, getting old and death.
The intention of this documentary was to let Ingmar Bergman speak. In the
87-minute-long interview he talks about his relationship with film art, music,
and the magic of closeness. He describes his passion for making films and film
artists. The film is a journey into the heart of one of the greatest artists of
all times. The film does not feature any film clips from Bergman’s films, nor is
there any musical background. The only sound heard is Bergman’s voice.
The setting is 14th century Sweden. Antonius Block, sobered up and
disappointed knight returns after the Crusades. He meets Death who came to
collect his life. He challenges it to a game of chess – if he loses Death takes
him; if he wins, he will be spared. During the game he questions Death about
Professor Isak Borg travels by car from Stockholm to Lund where he is about to receive a life time achievement award. His daughter Marianne keeps him company. Soon Borg’s personal existential crisis flares up, stirred by his memories and dreams in which he confronts his past disappointments, missed opportunities, and problematic relationships with his siblings – son Evald and Borg’s mother.
With this film, Victor Sjöström, one of the giants of Swedish cinema, directo...
Mysterious Albert Vogler, a magician and spiritualist, and his troupe,
Vogler's Magnetic Health Theatre, arrive in a small town to make a spectacular
show. However, the prominent members of the town council – a sceptical doctor
and chief of police – ask that Vogler first performs in front of them, intending
to prove that his magic is a fraud. But Vogler and his troupe seem to be too
clever for the noble pair (of positivists) who believes only in what has been
Agnes is dying of cancer. Her sisters Karin and Maria arrive to be at her
side. However, Agnes’s devoted maid is the only one who remains strong until the
end, despite her social inferiority. Karen and Maria, troubled by guilt,
loneliness and jealousy do not have the power to offer their sister help or
compassion on her deathbed…
The story of two sisters, Anna and Ester, who sojourn in a hotel in a town in
the north of Europe. Anna’s ten-year-old son is with them too. Ester is a
frustrated lesbian with no future, while Anna enjoys total sexual freedom. Soon
it becomes obvious that what binds the sisters is an unusual and burdensome
feeling of love and hate… Silence in the title indicates the sisters’
inability to communicate with one another, as with the inhabitants of the town
whose language they do not spea...
Eva, at first glance a satisfied wife of a village pastor in Norway, invites
her mother Charlotte, an internationally renowned pianist, to come for a visit.
She hopes to make peace with her after years of disagreement. But confronted
with her mother, she bursts with rage she has kept locked in since childhood and
accuses the mother of leaving her while she was still a child, performing at
concerts and depriving her of maternal love...
The story of two children – a ten-year-old boy, Alexander, and his younger
sister – descendants of a wealthy artistic family Ekhdal situated in provincial
Sweden at the beginning of the 20th century. After a sudden death of their
father, their mother decides to remarry. Fanny and Alexander have to move into
the home of their rigid and heartless stepfather, Vergerus…
Ingmar Bergman’s short film. A touching portrait of his mother, a photo
collage made in animation style combining solemnity and simplicity with
Old stage director Henrik Vogler stays alone in the theatre one evening after
the rehearsal of the play, A Dream Play. A young actress, Anna, who would
like to be his lover joins him...