Rated Parental Guidance ~ Runs 96 minutes
Dir.: Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 1951
Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten
In Swedish with English subtitles
Part of The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen film series.
Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10.(2 for $15 with Summer With Monika July 28)
Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his legendary career — isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past — Ingmar Bergman’s tenth film was a gentle drift toward true mastery. In one of the director’s great early female roles, Maj-Britt Nilsson beguiles as an accomplished ballet dancer haunted by her tragic youthful affair with a shy, handsome student (Birger Malmsten). A film that the director considered a creative turning point, Summer Interlude (Sommarlek) is a reverie about life and death that unites Bergman’s love of theater and cinema. "There are five or six films in the history of the cinema which one wants to review simply by saying, 'It is the most beautiful of films.' Because there can be no higher praise." Jean-Luc Godard