Summer Interlude (Sommarlek)

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In Brief: That Summer Interlude (1951) is often considered second-tier Bergman is not all that surprising, but it is unfortunate — it's by far the most personal of the great auteur's early works, and would set the stage for many of his career-defining films. Bergman's subsequent explorations of memory, identity and femininity can all be traced back to Interlude, and while it may not be as profound as The Seventh Seal or as touching as Wild Strawberries, its marginalization belies the intimate sincerity that Bergman was able to achieve. The film was a personal favorite of the director, as well as Jean-Luc Godard, who lionized the film amongst Bergman's oeuvre in a Cahiers du cinema retrospective. I may not be as jazzed about it as Godard, but there's no question in my mind that Bergman fans need to see this film.
Genre: Drama
Director: Ingmar Bergamn
Starring: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin, Annalisa Ericson, Georg Funkquist, Stig Olin, Mimi Pollak, Renée Björling, Gunnar Olsson
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Summer Interlude on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 U.S. 70, Swannannoa.


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