Ingmar Bergman

Fanny and Alexander Box Set

Fanny and Alexander Box Set

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality. The Criterion Collection is proud to present both the theatrical release and the original five-hour television version of this great work. Also included in the box set is Bergman’s own feature-length documentary The Making of “Fanny and Alexander,” a unique glimpse into his creative process.

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  • Spine #261

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Fanny and Alexander Box Set

Special Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • Digital restorations of the television and theatrical versions of Fanny and Alexander, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray editions
  • High-definition digital transfer of Ingmar Bergman’s documentary The Making of “Fanny and Alexander”
  • Ingmar Bergman Bids Farewell to Film, a conversation between Bergman and film critic Nils Petter Sundgren recorded for Swedish television in 1984
  • Audio commentary on the theatrical version featuring film scholar Peter Cowie
  • A Bergman Tapestry, a documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Rare introductions by Bergman to eleven of his films (DVD only)
  • Stills gallery
  • Costume sketches and footage of the models for the film’s sets
  • Theatrical trailer
  • A selection of Bergman theatrical trailers (DVD only)
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack for the theatrical version
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by documentarian and film historian Stig Björkman, novelist Rick Moody, and film scholar Paul Arthur

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