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Ingmar Bergman's film about love found and lost within a summer. One summer, Mari (Maj-Britt Nilsson), a young ballerina, seeks refuge from an unhappy homelife by staying with her uncle and aunt on an island near Stockholm. Despite her uncle's possessiveness, Mari falls for a young man Henrik and before she has to return to the city, they express their love for one another. But Henrik is killed in a swimming accident, and Mari has to return to the city and cope with a life alone. Years later, when she discovers her diary of her stay on the island, Mari returns to the island to confront her uncle. With the past finally dealt with she returns to her life of dancing and her new lover with a renewed outlook.
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Tartan's edition of this movie is region-free, but not worth giving much compliments beside that. The picture is OK - it's not restored on close to a Criterion standard, but the audio should definitely have spent some more time in the restoration-studio before the disc's release - it distorts a bit, even silence fusses (a lot), and inconvenient "clip noises", that could easily have been removed can be heard. The special features are disappointing; there are filmographies for the two leading actors and for Bergman (as is the case on most of Tartan's Bergman DVD's), and two trailers; for Bergman’s “Persona” (1966) and “Autumn Sonata” (1978) - movies that have NOTHING to do with this picture, and furthermore is included on other Tartan discs.
To sum up: 3/5 stars for the DVD (a big plus is that there are NO synchronization problems), 5/5 for the story, acting, directing, and cinematography. The movie is likely to grasp you, and make you forget about the bad sound quality, and it isn’t worth giving less than 5/5 stars for this movie because of something as stupid as the sound quality on a DVD. Enjoy a great film!
There is a sense, in both 'Wild Strawberries' and certainly in 'Summer Interlude' of loss and lost happiness, and a yearning for nostalgic moments that will never come again. But, along with the sense of loss and even sadness, is a sense of something life-affirming and even of hope too. The film does not drown in sentimentality or even pity, and in its own way is fairly upbeat and even light-hearted.
This film is over 60 years old now, but it has a refreshing quality about it, and a freshness that doesn't, for my money, date it; in fact, it has a timeless quality. The story is one of a long past love, and a romance which has ended in tragedy. And the main character, Marie, is reflecting back on this summer love she had long ago, whilst in her present day career as a ballet dancer. As I said, the film isn't really maudlin or overly-sentimental, but manages to portray honestly the bitter-sweet feelings and memories Marie has.
Bergman was a cinematic genius, and yet to some, he can seem miserablist, and even pretentious.Read more ›
sweet, modest young man, changes a her adult life as a ballet dancer
Told in flashback, beautifully shot, and mostly well (if not quite
brilliantly) acted, this lovely film could have been even stronger if
the two leads both didn't look and feel much too old for their roles,
making their naiveté and innocence feel a bit forced.
But there's much that's moving and insightful here about youthful
idealism versus life's hard realities.
This is a magical film, tinged with sadness (He's Swedish, after all!) but the acting will knock your socks off.
Get it. Why are you hanging about reading this?!
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Not a film that I found particularly engaging - despite its strong moments.Published 20 months ago by Dr. David Francis Seelig
In my opinion, Ingmar Bergman's first step to becoming the greatest director of his generation. A rather pretentious love story begins between the self confident ballerina and an... Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2012 by Taki34
Thematically, this is very typical Bergman. Destroyed love and happiness in youth leading to a hangover into adulthood that casts a shadow on the rest of the protagonist's... Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2008 by Ian Shine