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Fanny and Alexander 15 rating

Bergman’s magisterial and sumptuous portrait of a 20th-century Swedish family, presented in its full-length TV version.

Drama 1982 311 mins

Director: Ingmar Bergman



Ingmar Bergman’s magisterial and sumptuously mounted portrait of an extended family in early 20th-century Sweden, seen largely through the eyes of a small boy. Drawing heavily on Bergman’s own memories, it highlights the young protagonist’s fascination with storytelling, while also serving as a kind of confessional critique of his films and reworked themes. The film is presented here in Bergman's preferred longer TV version, with the five-part miniseries combined together into a single, continuous film.

Ranked joint 129th in the 2022 Sight and Sound Great Films of All Time poll