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Fanny And Alexander / Fanny Och Alexander


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  Fanny And Alexander / Fanny Och Alexander Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
9.29 /10
 
Starring
Gunn Walgren, Ewa Froling, Jarl Kulle
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Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Written by: Ingman Bergman

 
 
 
Released: 1982
   
Genre: DRAMA
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Sweden/ France/ West Germany
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 420
 
 


 
Two years in the life of a well-to-do Swedish family.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Bergman's most accessible film is notable for the lack of that bleak pessimism which is usually considered his hallmark. It is essentially a fantasy childhood, a celebration of idealized family life, a piece of Dickensian escapism - and none the worse for that.

Itís long, even in its shortened form, and somewhat lacking in a sense of narrative direction - but very charming. Sven Nykvist's Oscar-winning cinematography is among the most ravishing ever committed to celluloid.

The art direction and costumes also won Academy Awards.


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