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A stunning union of two of Sweden's national treasures, Autumn Sonata pairs Ingmar Bergman with Ingrid Bergman for their only joint effort. Ingrid plays a mother who, after forsaking her family for a music career, attempts a reconciliation with her oldest daughter (Liv Ullmann) through a night of painful revelation. Sven Nykvist contributes glorious Eastmancolor cinematography to this quietly beautiful story of forgiveness. Criterion is proud to present Autumn Sonata in a gorgeous digital transfer.
What a wonderful meeting of talents. Bergman's delicate script full of decades-old familial woe and personal idiosyncrasies takes ideal shape under his directorial hand, but the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jason Hillenburg
Bergman (Ingmar) and Bergman (Ingrid) who can ask for more? Throw in Liv Ullman and this is a detailed, sorrowful study of a dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. Read morePublished 9 months ago by kaufrausch
"Autumn Sonata" is that rare film that, although directed by a man, sensitively and unflinchingly explores the destructive relationship between a self-absorbed mother and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Miss Yoka
This film by Ingmar Bergman is perfect in every way. What makes this film so perfect is that both Bergman's worked together. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer