Summer Interlude (Sommarlek)*

  • 1951 ----- b & w ----- 95 min ----- vhs///
  • (Directed by Ingmar Bergman, screenplay by Herbert Grevenius and Ingmar Bergman; with Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin and members of the Swedish Opera Ballet) Living in emotional solitude, an aging ballerina faces the end of her career alone. With a sense of yearning and heartache, she recalls the delirious summer she spent on an island with her first love. Flashbacks of her lighthearted past are juxtaposed with a present filled with pain. Considered Ingmar Bergman's first mature work Sommarlek remains one of his most lyrical films. (In Swedish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Dance, Motion Pictures: Features, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Women Studies)