swedenborg film season 2012 | films by ingmar bergman

Wild Strawberries | 20 September 2012 | 7 pm | Swedenborg Hall

(Smultronstället, 1957) (91 mins)

Wild Strawberries is the film that propelled Bergman to the forefront of world cinema. It is also generally considered to be one of his richest and most humane films, and won him an academy award for Best Foreign Film.

Wild Strawberries tells the tale of Professor Isak Borg (played by the veteran Swedish director Victor Sjöström), who is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and accept the inevitability of his approaching death.

Shot in black and white, Wild Strawberries mingles imaginary from everyday life with flashbacks, fantasies, dreams and nightmares. In the final scenes the professor retires to bed one evening and is overcome by a sense of peace and dreams of a family picnic by a lake.

Venue: Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH.

Doors open at 6.30 for a 7 pm start. Please contact nora@swedenborg.org.uk regarding availability.