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Film Screening: WILD STRAWBERRIES/SMULTRONSTÄLLET
3rd October 2018 @ 7:00 pm
WED—October 3—7 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
92 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film continues with Wild Strawberries (1958), a film about one man’s nightmares and daydreams. Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery, in a richly human masterpiece full of iconic imagery.
A treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema, the film expanded cinema’s treatment of the subconscious, with a masterful performance by Sjöström, one of the great pioneers of Swedish and American silent cinema. It was also one of the films that catapulted Bergman to international acclaim.