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Time Out says

Told in flashback as the memories of a ballerina approaching the end of her career, this sensitively observed story traces a teenage love affair which took place one idyllic summer on the archipelago near Stockholm. Bergman's preoccupation with the transition from youthful innocence to adult experience is already clearly marked here, as is the double movement of a journey backward into one's own past which nevertheless marks a spiritual progression. For it is through her re- living of her past that the heroine comes to embrace the tentative possibilities for her future. The translation of the title, incidentally, is incorrect and misleading. Sommarlek means Summer Games, and Bergman's concern is with the transience of playful youth.
Written by NF

Release Details

  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ingmar Bergman
  • Screenwriter:Herbert Grevenius, Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast:
    • Maj-Britt Nilsson
    • Birger Malmsten
    • Renée Björling
    • Alf Kjellin
    • Georg Funkquist
    • Mimi Pollak
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