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Wild Strawberries / Smultronstallet

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

Released: 1957
Genre: DRAMA
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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