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Wild Strawberries

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Time Out says

One of Bergman's warmest, and therefore finest films, this concerns an elderly academic - grouchy, introverted, dried up emotionally - who makes a journey to collect a university award, and en route relives his past by means of dreams, imagination, and encounters with others. It's an occasionally over-symbolic work (most notably in the opening nightmare sequence), but it's filled with richly observed characters and a real feeling for the joys of nature and youth. And Sjöström - himself a celebrated director, best known for his silent work (which included the Hollywood masterpiece The Wind) - gives an astonishingly moving performance as the aged professor. As Bergman himself wrote of his performance in the closing moments: 'His face shone with secretive light, as if reflected from another reality...It was like a miracle'.
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Release Details

  • Duration:94 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ingmar Bergman
  • Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
  • Cast:
    • Björn Bjelvenstam
    • Max von Sydow
    • Naima Wifstrand
    • Bibi Andersson
    • Ingrid Thulin
    • Victor Sjöström
    • Gunnar Björnstrand
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