Efter Repetitionen| After Rehearsal

Directed by Ingmar Bergman On the 12th of February

Sweden- 1984- Color - 72' - Swedish with English subtitles
With Erland Josephson, Lena Olin, Ingrid Thulin, Nadja Palmstjerna-Wiess, Bertil Guve

Ingmar Bergmanr
Sven Nykvist
Sylvia Ingemarsson
Produced by :
:Cinematograph AB, Persona Film GmbH – Germany
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Theater director Henrik Vogler is taking a break after a day of rehearsals for his fifth adaptation of Strindberg’s A Dream Play. While lost in his thoughts, Anna, his lead actress comes to search for her bracelet. Her mother also acted in Vogler’s play years ago and had an affair with him. Anna could very much be his daughter. That’s when neurotic alcoholic Rakel appears. She could very much be Anna’s mother.

festival & award


Official Selection, Out of Competition, 1984 Cannes Film Festival

“To my surprise, the shooting was completely joyless. Seeing After the Rehearsal now, I find it much better than I had remembered. When you have struggled with a bad shoot, the dispiritedness lingers. It makes you remember the film with greater distaste than necessary.”

Ingmar Bergman, Images: My Life in Film