Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 8: Mon Jan 8

Wild Strawberries (Begman, 1957): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.40pm

This film, which is also being shown on January 3rd, 4th, 20th and 26th, is part of the Ingmar Bergman season at BFI Southbank. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
An archetypal Ingmar Bergman film, and one of his best (1957). An aging professor (Victor Sjostrom, who as a director was Sweden's D.W. Griffith) making a long journey by car takes the opportunity to rummage through his past, wondering for the first time what kind of man he was. There's a lot of allegorical baggage on board, but the film's virtues lie in its relative simplicity. With Ingrid Thulin and Bibi Andersson.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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