Bergman’s masterpiece about an elderly scientist reassessing his life is a road movie through time.
Victor Sjöström, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand
Sweden 1957. 92min
An elderly scientist (Sjöström, superb) drives with his daughter-in-law from Stockholm to Lund to receive an honorary award; disturbed by a dream he had before setting out, he looks back over his life, revisiting key moments in an attempt to understand himself – and his family – better. One of Bergman’s greatest and warmest films, this prototype road movie travels through both space and time.
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