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Title Autumn Sonata
Published Janus Films (The Criterion Collection), 1978
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (93 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary This film was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker's recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman's major dramatic works. Nominated for two **Academy Awards**, including Best Actress. Winner of a **Golden Globe** for Best Foreign Film. *"AUTUMN SONATA remains a fascinating sampler of the great Ingmar Bergman's most brilliant and troubled tendencies." - Chuck Bowen, **Slant Magazine***
Notes Title from title frames
In Process Record
Performer Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann
Event Originally produced by Janus Films (The Criterion Collection) in 1978
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Mothers and daughters -- Sweden -- Drama
Pianists -- Sweden -- Drama
Mothers and daughters
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Bergman, Ingmar, film director
Bergman, Ingrid, actor
Ullmann, Liv, actor
Janus Films (The Criterion Collection) (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.