Ingmar Bergman

Wild Strawberries

Wild Strawberries

Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg—masterfully played by the veteran filmmaker and actor 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 one of Ingmar Bergman’s most widely acclaimed and influential films.

Film Info

  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Sweden
  • 1957
  • 92 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #139

Special 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

Purchase Options

Collector's Sets

Collector's Set

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

DVD Box Set

50 Discs

$650.00

Collector's Set

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Blu-Ray Box Set

30 Discs

$239.96

Special 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
Wild Strawberries
Cast
Victor Sjöström
Professor Isak Borg
Bibi Andersson
Sara
Ingrid Thulin
Marianne
Gunnar Björnstrand
Evald
Jullan Kindahl
Agda
Folke Sundquist
Anders
Björn Bjelfvenstam
Viktor
Naima Wifstrand
Isak's mother
Gunnel Broström
Mrs. Alman
Gertrud Fridh
Isak's wife
Åke Fridell
Her lover
Sif Ruud
Aunt
Gunnar Sjöberg
Mr. Alman
Max von Sydow
Åkerman
Credits
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Written by
Ingmar Bergman
Director of photography
Gunnar Fischer
Sets
Gittan Gustafsson
Music
Erik Nordgren
Editor
Oscar Rosander
Sound
Aaby Wedin
Sound
Lennart Wallin
Costumes
Millie Ström
Production supervisor
Allan Ekelund

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Ingmar Bergman

Writer, Director

Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman

The Swedish auteur began his artistic career in the theater but eventually navigated toward film—"the great adventure," as he called it—initially as a screenwriter and then as a director. Simply put, in the fifties and sixties, the name Ingmar Bergman was synonymous with European art cinema. Yet his incredible run of successes in that era—including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, haunting black-and-white elegies on the nature of God and death—merely paved the way for a long and continuously dazzling career that would take him from the daring “Silence of God” trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence) to the existential terrors of Cries and Whispers to the family epic Fanny and Alexander, with which he “retired” from the cinema. Bergman died in July 2007, leaving behind one of the richest bodies of work in the history of cinema.