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One of Bergman's best and most accessible films,
This review is from: Wild Strawberries  [DVD] (DVD)
I have watched this film on several occasions and it gets better each time.
It's a kind of 'road movie'. The journey taken across the Swedish landscape by hero Professor Isak also becomes the backward movement of memory and the forward movement toward death.
The surreal dream-scene early in the film, in which Isak sees his own bizarre funeral, sets up the context for the film.
As he goes further and further into his reminiscences, he finds regret in lost love.
These bitter-sweet memories capture the idyllic, ephemeral 'wild strawberries' of the title.
The way in which Bergman moves between the different worlds of the real present, memory and dreams is an object lesson in cinema.
An astounding film which will repay repeated viewing on DVD