Grouchy academic Isak Borg takes a trip down memory lane in one of Bergman’s warmest films.
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Victor Sjöström, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand
One of Bergman’s warmest films boasts a magnificent performance by Sjöström as ageing, grouchy academic Isak Borg, who is driving to Lund to receive an award; the trip takes in 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.
Also available on BFI Player.