Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version

Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version

Ingmar Bergman

 
Fanny and Alexander — The Theatrical Version (Criterion DVD)

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

  • Sweden
  • 1982
  • 188 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • Swedish
  •  
  • Spine #263

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.

Cast

Carl EkdahlBörje Ahlstedt
Fanny EkdahlPernilla Allwin
Oscar EkdahlAllan Edwall
Emilie EkdahlEwa Fröling
Alexander EkdahlBertil Guve
Gustav Adolf EkdahlJarl Kulle
Alma EkdahlMona Malm
Lydia EkdahlChristina Schollin
Maj, Emilie's nursemaidPernilla Wallgren
Helena EkdahlGun Wållgren
Blenda Vergérus, the bishop's motherMarianne Aminoff
Justina, the kitchen maidHarriet Andersson
Bishop Edvard VergérusJan Malmsjö
Henrietta Vergérus, the bishop's sisterKerstin Tidelius
Filip LandahlGunnar Björnstrand
Mikael BergmanPer Mattson
Isak JacobiErland Josephson
IsmaelStina Ekblad
AronMats Bergman

Credits

DirectorIngmar Bergman
ScriptIngmar Bergman
Executive producerJörn Donner
CinematographerSven Nykvist
Assistant directorPeter Schildt
Production managerKatinka Farago
Film editorSylvia Ingemarsson
Sound and mixingBjörn Gunnarsson, Lars Liljeholm, Bo Persson and Owe Svensson
Art directorAnna Asp
Set decoratorSusanne Lingheim
Costume designerMarik Vos
MusicDaniel Bell

Disc Features

  • Digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Peter Cowie
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack

    New cover by Eric Skillman

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Fanny and Alexander: In the World of Childhood

By Stig Björkman November 08, 2011

With the very first shots of Fanny and Alexander (1982), director Ingmar Bergman announces his perspective and signals his intentions. Here, we find the ten-year-old Alexander gazing into a . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Fanny and Alexander: Bergman’s Bildungsroman

By Rick Moody November 08, 2011

Upon its release in the U.S. in 1983, the theatrical version of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander generated a wealth of controversy. Bergman has always seemed to breed conflict among . . . Read more »

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By Hillary Weston March 18, 2016

A sense of cacophonous emotion and manic fervor tends to permeate the works of Arnaud Desplechin. But when I sat down with him at the Film Society of Lincoln Center back in October, on the . . . Read more »


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Sweden's new two-hundred-krona bill features the country's most renowned filmmaker. Read more »


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Fanny and Alexander: In the World of Childhood

By Stig Björkman November 08, 2011

With the very first shots of Fanny and Alexander (1982), director Ingmar Bergman announces his perspective and signals his intentions. Here, we find the ten-year-old Alexander gazing into a . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Fanny and Alexander: Bergman’s Bildungsroman

By Rick Moody November 08, 2011

Upon its release in the U.S. in 1983, the theatrical version of Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander generated a wealth of controversy. Bergman has always seemed to breed conflict among . . . Read more »


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