Summer with Monika
Sommaren med Monika
Sex, sea and sun in the Stockholm archipelago: a recipe for rebellious teen romance, Bergman-style.
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, John Harryson
This landmark in Bergman’s career focuses on the passionate but blighted affair of two teenagers in early 1950s Stockholm: Monika is such a free spirit that, notwithstanding their idyllic holiday in the archipelago, the more routinely pragmatic Harry feels he can’t keep up with her. Refusing to judge Monika, the writer-director simply observes her revelling in youthful sensuality and a lust for life.