• Film

Smiles of a Summer Night


Time Out says

Bergman's first major success, inspiration for both Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, this enchanting comedy of manners assembles a team of couples, ex-couples and would-be couples, and puts them through their paces in a game of love at a country house party during one heady midsummer weekend in 1900. Ruthless towards its characters' amorous pretensions, but extending a kind of ironic tenderness when they get hoist with their own petards, it is a wonderfully funny, genuinely erotic, and quite superbly acted rondo of love. Dig too deeply and it disintegrates, but its facade - decked out in elegant turn-of-the-century settings and costumes - has a magical, shimmering beauty.

Release Details

  • Duration:110 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ingmar Bergman
  • Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast:
    • Eva Dahlbeck
    • Ulla Jacobsson
    • Harriet Andersson
    • Margit Carlqvist
    • Gunnar Björnstrand
    • Jarl Kulle
    • Ake Fridell
    • Björn Bjelvenstam
    • Naima Wifstrand
    • Bibi Andersson
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