This is one of the truly outstanding works of post-war European cinema. Ingmar Bergman's allegorical road-movie slips between present and past, dream and reality to explore the external and internal worlds of its ageing central character. "Professor Isak Borg (played by silent cinema actor/director Victor Sjöström) is a 78-year-old widower. He embarks on a car journey from Stockholm to Lund, where he is to receive a honorary degree from his old university. "It builds, through its flashback structure, a compassionate portrait of a man coming to terms with the disappointments and sorrows of an emotionally constrained life. "Scripted while Bergman was being treated in hospital for two months whilst suffering gastric ulcers, "Wild Strawberries" emerges as one of the Swedish director's most elegiac and humane films.
|Directed by||Ingmar Bergman|
|Written by||Ingmar Bergman|
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