Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30, 2019
AUTUMN SONATA was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman’s major dramatic works. – Janus Films
Screening as part of our Spring 2019 season of “Weekend Classics: Love, Mom and Dad.”
- Country Sweden
- Language In Swedish with English subtitles.
- Year 1978
- Running Time 93 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Ingmar Bergman
- Writer Ingmar Bergman
- Editor Sylvia Ingmarsdotter
- Cinematographer Sven Nykvist
- Cast Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Bjork, Marianne Aminoff
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