• The Swedish actor Erland Josephson died this week at age eighty-eight. We can think of no better tribute to the great actor (known especially for his commanding and playful performances in such films by Ingmar Bergman as Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage, Fanny and Alexander, and Saraband) than this lovely clip from a 2003 Criterion interview with Liv Ullmann, in which the actress talks about her frequent costar and beloved friend.

11 comments

  • By Sidney
    February 28, 2012
    05:33 PM

    He was a great actor whose face could communicate everything from joy, to sadness. He will be truly missed, but never forgotten.
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  • By rvbranham
    February 28, 2012
    07:09 PM

    what impressed me about erland was his range, that he could do comedy w/ the same exactitude that he did drama. he did not get the recognition of his peers max von sydow or christopher plummer, but was in their league.
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  • By Angelo
    February 28, 2012
    07:47 PM

    Loved him in Fanny and Alexander, as well as Hanussen.
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  • By ds
    February 29, 2012
    09:12 AM

    Sad news. He was one of the best actors of the 20th century. Here's to you, Erland, thank you for the magic you put on cinema.
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  • By David
    March 01, 2012
    12:49 AM

    It's time for Criterion to release Nostalghia.
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    • By Robert Lancto
      March 01, 2012
      12:18 PM

      I concur.
    • By Craig
      March 01, 2012
      08:33 PM

      I third.
    • By rvbranham
      March 03, 2012
      02:53 PM

      so let's get a minyam here... & nostalghia on criterion t'will be, right?
  • By Shaun Pearson
    March 02, 2012
    12:37 PM

    Oh no! I love this man. What an actor - his role in Fanny & Alexander has earned him immortality. Taking a cue from one of the more prescient Romantics "Cor Cordium".
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  • By Illeana Douglas
    March 07, 2012
    05:58 PM

    Amazing actor. If you havent seen his work with Bergman- his interviews with him do. He joins Ingmar in Heaven
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  • By César Luna
    March 16, 2012
    09:03 PM

    Criterion: please release a definitive edition of NOSTALGHIA!
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