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Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Sweden 1957 92 mins. In Swedish

Continuing his reckoning with death, Wild Strawberries (in Sweden a symbol of protection and safety) dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. Isak Borg, a stuffy, aging professor (played by Bergman’s mentor, silent film director Victor Sjöström) lives alone with his housekeeper in the comfortable Swedish countryside. A car trip with his daughter-in-law Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), about to give birth to an unwanted child, forces Borg to engage the outside world, and with it, memory and mortality. A visit to his childhood summer home, an unlikely set of hitchhikers, and forceful interaction with his emotionally estranged family finally begin to surface the truth of his past vanities and the consequences of his illusions. In Swedish with English subtitles.