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Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Sweden 1953 92 mins. In Swedish

“Bergman presents the battle of the sexes as a ramshackle, grotesque carnival in one of the late master’s most vivid early works. The story of the charged relationship between an aging, turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner (Åke Grönberg) and the humiliation he suffers at the hand of his young performer girlfriend (Harriet Andersson) and her lover, the film features dreamlike detours and twisted psychosexual power plays that presage the director’s Smiles of a Summer Night and The Seventh Seal.”—The Criterion Collection. “Sven Nykvist, in his first film for Bergman, was one of the two credited DOPs. . . A landmark in Bergman’s development . . . A film that reveals the director’s maturation as a visual stylist as well as a philosophical artist.”—Ephraim Katz, The Film Encyclopedia. In Swedish with English subtitles.



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