Wild Strawberries

Wednesday, September 26
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1hr 32mins // directed by:Ingmar Bergman // featuring:Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin

Join us at Mount Auburn Cemetery for this special outdoor screening of Ingmar Bergman's Academy Award-nominated drama, starring fellow director Victor Sjöström.

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor 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 from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of Bergman’s most widely acclaimed and influential films.

About the Ingmar Bergman Centennial

This fall, theaters across the greater Boston area will celebrate the 100th birthday of filmmaker Ingmar Bergman with a collaborative retrospective of his work. Together the Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, and Harvard Film Archive will be hosting over 30 screenings of the filmmaker’s work.

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. In a career that spanned six decades, Bergman directed dozens of films in an astonishing array of tones, ranging from comedies whose lightness and complexity belie their brooding hearts to groundbreaking formal experiments and excruciatingly intimate explorations of family relationships.