In this drama from the director of “Bread and Chocolate,” a group of friends and relatives gather at the country home of Marta, a dying opera star. Read More »
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Scenes From a Marriage, is by far, Bergman’s greatest creation. Following 2 characters, Marianne and Johan, the film, in typical Bergman exquisite style Read More »
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (1988) Michal Leszczylowski, Brian Cox, Erland Josephson, Andrei Tarkovsky
During the shooting of Andrei Tarkovsky’s last film Offret, cameraman Arne Carlsson taped around 50 hours of behind the scenes footage. Read More »
Marilyn Jordan, an American, lives in Stockholm with her Swedish husband and family. Read More »
Variola vera (1982) Goran Markovic, Rade Serbedzija, Erland Josephson, Dusica Zegarac, Drama, Horror
One pilgrim, infected with an unknown illness, enter the country. Relocated from place to place is dying, and disease spreads. Read More »
Io Ho Paura / I Am Afraid (1977) Damiano Damiani, Gian Maria Volontè, Erland Josephson, Mario Adorf, Crime, Drama, Thriller
During a wave of political violence in Italy, a policeman who’s already survived an assassination is assigned to act as a bodyguard to a morally upright judge. Read More »
The Sacrifice / Offret (1986) Andrei Tarkovsky, Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Art-house, Drama
Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how worried he is about the lack of spirituality of modern mankind. In the night of his birthday, the third world war breaks out. In his despair Alexander turns himself in a prayer to God, offering him everything to have the war not happen at all.
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Trolösa / Faithless (2000) Liv Ullmann, Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Krister Henriksson, Drama, Romance
Marianne is a theatre actress married to an orchestra conductor, Markus. She becomes involved in an affair with their director friend, David, which leads to a painful divorce and battle for custody of their daughter, Isabelle. Although all of them are merely fictional characters created by Bergman, their experiences become very real and traumatic for him.
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Marianne and Johan meet again after thirty years without contact, when Marianne suddenly feels a need to see her ex-husband again. She decides to visit Johan at his old summer house in the western province of Dalarna. And so, one beautiful autumn day, there she is, beside his reclining chair, waking him with a light kiss. Staying at a cottage on the property are Johan’s son Henrik and Henrik’s daughter Karin. Henrik is giving his daughter cello lessons and already sees her future as staked out. Relations between father and son are very strained, but both are protective of Karin. They are all still mourning Anna, Henrik’s much-loved wife, who died two years ago, yet who, in many ways, remains present among them. Marianne soon realizes that things are not all as they should be, and she finds herself unwillingly drawn into a complicated and upsetting power struggle.
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Inventor Carl Åkerblom is a rosy-cheeked 54 year-old admirer of Franz Schubert – and a patient in the psychiatric ward of Akademiska Hospital in Uppsala, after having attempted to beat to death his fiancée, Pauline Thibault. Together with another patient, Professor Osvald Vogler, they set up a film project: the living talkie. Before long, they set off on a frantic tour with their film, “The Joy of the Joyous Girl”…
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