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Wild Strawberries / Smultronstallet


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  Wild Strawberries  / Smultronstallet Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
9.25 /10
 
Starring
Victor Sjostrom , Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin
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Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Written by: Ingmar Bergman

 
 
 
Released: 1957
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Sweden
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 93
 
 


 
An old professor (Victor Sjostrom, pictured left) looks back on his life as he travels to accept an honorary degree.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Woody Allen changed the sex of the protagonist and re-used the central idea as the basis of his film, Another Woman; but it canít really compare in quality with Bergmanís original masterpiece - a profound piece of writing, beautifully performed by 78 year-old Sjostrom (himself a marvellous director). The picture is an arrestingly cruel vision of lifeís disappointments, all the more effective for having a warmth and affection often absent from Bergman's work. Winner of Best Film at the Berlin Festival.


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