Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata) 1978 M
1.00PM Sat 18 Mar 2017 (1hr 39mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
'To Ingmar, the film was all about love, Ingrid recalled: "The presence and absence of love; the longing for love – love's lies, love's distortions, and love as our sole chance of survival."' – 'Ingrid Bergman' by Grace Carter
Autumn Sonata will screen from an archival 35mm film print.
Autumn Sonata was the film that finally brought together the two most renowned Bergmans in cinema: Ingmar and Ingrid. In her final film role, Ingrid Bergman gives a commanding (and Academy Award nominated) performance as Charlotte, a classical pianist who visits her adult daughter (Liv Ullmann) after a long absence. The tensions long dormant between the two of them begin to emerge as Eva confronts her mother over what she perceives as years of emotional neglect. The film is a moving study of filial binds, expertly crafted by a filmmaker whose understanding of the complexities of the human spirit was incomparable.
M | Family conflict themes
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 99 MINS, SWEDEN/FRANCE/UK/WEST GERMANY, SWEDISH/ENGLISH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: INGMAR BERGMAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: SVEN NYKVIST / EDITOR: SYLVIA INGEMARSSON / PRODUCTION CO: PERSONAFILM, FILMÉDIS, INCORPORATED TELEVISION COMPANY, SUEDE FILM / PRINT SOURCE: SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE / RIGHTS: SF STUDIOS