Hörbstsonate | Autumn Sonata

Directed by Ingmar Bergman On the 10th of February

Sweden - 1978 - Color - 92' - Swedish with English subtitles
With Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk, Marianne Aminoff, Erland Josephson

Scenario:
Ingmar Bergman – based on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte with a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Cinematography:
Sven Nykvist
Editing:
Sylvia Ingemarsson
Music:
Excerpts from Chopin, Bach and Handel
Produced by :
Personafilm – Germany
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Synopsis

Charlotte, a famous musician, is visiting her daughter Eva whom she has neglected for years. She is flabbergasted when she discovers that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena, whom she assigned to an institution and forgot about since then, is living with Eva. The two women feel uneasy right from the start as the daughter confronts her mother.

festival & award

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Best Foreign Language Film, 1979 Golden Globes

Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Ingrid Bergman) and Best Original Screenplay, 1979 Academy Awards

“Starting on the first day when we all read the script together in the rehearsal studio, I discovered that she [Ingrid Bergman] had rehearsed her entire part in front of the mirror, complete with intonations and self-conscious gestures. It was clear that she had a different approach to her profession than the rest of us. She was still living in the 1940s.”

Ingmar Bergman, Images: My Life in Film

 

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