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Wild Strawberries Rated PG

Wild Strawberries

Dir. Ingmar Bergman. Sweden, 1957. 1h 32m. Swedish/subs. Starring Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jullan Kindahl, Folke Sundquist, Björn Bjelfvenstam.

One of Bergman’s warmest films, this boasts a magnificent performance by Sjöström as the ageing, grouchy academic driving to Lund to accept an award; the trip also traverses memories, reveries and illuminating encounters with family members and strangers alike. Famous for its early dream sequence, the film is nevertheless most impressive for its rich, vivid characterisations from a superb cast of Bergman regulars.

’Victor Sjostrom's magnificent performance carries an emotional authority that gives Bergman's great movie a warmth and an accessibility that it might not otherwise have had.’’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

’This is one of the truly outstanding works of post-war European cinema.’ ★★★★★ Tom Dawson, BBC