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Wild Strawberries

Ingmar Bergman

 
Wild Strawberries (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Sweden
  • 1957
  • 92 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #139

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjöström—is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies, dreams and nightmares, Wild Strawberries dramatizes one man’s remarkable voyage of self-discovery. This richly humane masterpiece, full of iconic imagery, is a treasure from the golden age of art-house cinema and one of the films that catapulted Ingmar Bergman to international acclaim.

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • Digital film transfer, newly restored and with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman (Blu-ray only)
  • Ingmar Bergman on Life and Work, a ninety-minute documentary by filmmaker and author Jörn Donner
  • Behind-the-scenes footage shot by Bergman (Blu-ray only)
  • Stills gallery, featuring rare behind-the-scenes photos (DVD only)
  • PLUS: A new essay by Peter Cowie on the DVD edition and a booklet featuring a new essay by film writer Mark Le Fanu on the Blu-ray edition

    New cover by Christine Ditrio

Film Essays

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Wild Strawberries: “Where Is the Friend I Seek?”

By Mark Le Fanu June 11, 2013

Ingmar Bergman’s classic character study is a moving depiction of aging and regret but also joy and forgiveness. Read more »


Film Essays

Wild Strawberries

By Peter Cowie February 11, 2002

The opening nightmare in Wild Strawberries comes as a shocking reminder of death to Isak, the film’s central character. He finds himself in the Old Town of Stockholm, assaulted by a burning sun. . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

The Poster Art of Hans Hillmann

By Sarah Habibi May 12, 2014


Dispatches

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Flashback: Bibi Andersson

By Peter Cowie March 26, 2014

The author recalls his encounters with the great Swedish actress. Read more »


Video

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Bergman’s Dreams

By Michael Koresky and Casey Moore October 03, 2013

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Three Reasons


Behind the Scenes


Film Essays

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Wild Strawberries: “Where Is the Friend I Seek?”

By Mark Le Fanu June 11, 2013

Ingmar Bergman’s classic character study is a moving depiction of aging and regret but also joy and forgiveness. Read more »


News

Bergman in Berlin

October 08, 2010

Just when it seemed like the festival talk was winding down, the Berlin International Film Festival has announced exciting plans for a complete Ingmar Bergman retrospective during its . . . Read more »


Dispatches

He Is an Island

By Michael Koresky July 16, 2008

The locations for many of Ingmar Bergman’s most dramatically spare films have existed for so long in moviegoers’ minds as stark black-and-white dream states that to walk through them in living, . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Wild Strawberries

By Peter Cowie February 11, 2002

The opening nightmare in Wild Strawberries comes as a shocking reminder of death to Isak, the film’s central character. He finds himself in the Old Town of Stockholm, assaulted by a burning sun. . . . Read more »