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Fanny and Alexander 15 rating

Bergman’s magisterial and sumptuous portrait of a 20th-century Swedish family.

Drama 1982 181 mins

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Overview

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.

Although originally produced as a five-part miniseries, the film is presented here in its shorter theatrical cut.