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Twilight Room of the Soul: Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)

Thu - Sat, Oct 4 - 6 / 7 pm
Sun, Oct 7 / 3 pm
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
1957, Sweden, 92 min
Swedish with English subtitles

Friday, October 5 introduced by Karen Clavelle.

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Dr. Isak Borg (masterfully played by director Victor Sjöström) is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure and one of Bergman’s most widely acclaimed and influential films.

Poet and educator Karen Clavelle taught at the University of Manitoba for many years, and was Writer in Residence at St. Paul’s College in 2017/18.
Her work has appeared in several literary journals including Prairie Fire and Contemporary Verse II. Karen was winner of the 2018 John Hirsch Award  for Most Promising Manitoba Writer for her first collection of poetry Iolaire. She lives and writes in Winnipeg.

No name is more synonymous with the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema than Ingmar Bergman, a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. This year is the centenary of Ingmar Bergman, who has proven to be, from any perspective, one of the most important film directors of the last century. These eight films are his most challenging, thought provoking, stringent, emotional documents in a career which spanned 50 years. All of these films have recently been restored in new digital formats by Janus Films and are currently touring North America. Curated by Rory Runnells and Winnipeg Film Group Cinematheque. Special thanks to Rory Runnells and Susan Algie.

Twilight Room of The Soul: The Universe of Ingmar Bergman is generously sponsored by George Toles, Kate, Ron and Jennifer Robinson, and Jonathan Walter.

Generously sponsored by William F. White International and IATSE 856.

    

Reviews

One of Bergman's warmest, and therefore finest films...it's filled with richly observed characters and a real feeling for the joys of nature and youth. Victor Sjöström gives an astonishingly moving performance as the aged professor.
- Time Out
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