Victor Sjöström is magnificent as the crabby professor taking a nostalgic road trip with his daughter-in-law.
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Victor Sjöström, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Gunner Björnstrand
One of Bergman’s warmest films, this boasts a magnificent performance by Sjöström as the ageing, grouchy academic driving to Lund to accept an award; the trip also traverses memories, reveries and illuminating encounters with family members and strangers alike. Famous for its early dream sequence, the film is nevertheless most impressive for its rich, vivid characterisations from a superb cast of Bergman regulars.