SUMMER INTERLUDE

Director: Ingmar Bergman Run Time: 96 min. Release Year: 1951 Language: Swedish

Starring: Alf Kjellin, Annalisa Ericson, Birger Malmsten, Georg Funkquist, Maj-Britt Nilsson

Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his career—isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past— Ingmar Bergman’s tenth film was a gentle drift toward true mastery. Maj-Britt Nilsson beguiles as an accomplished ballet dancer haunted by her tragic youthful affair with a shy, handsome student (Birger Malmsten). Her memories of the sunny, rocky shores of Stockholm’s outer archipelago mingle with scenes from her gloomy present at the theater where she performs. A film that the director considered a creative turning point, Summer Interlude is a reverie about life and death that unites Bergman’s love of theater and cinema

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