To Joy

An orchestra violinist's dreams of becoming a celebrated soloist and fears of his own mediocrity get in the way of his marriage to the patient, caring Marta. Played out to the music of Beethoven, Ingmar Bergman's To Joy is a heartbreaking tale of one man's inability to overcome the demons standing in the way of his happiness.

Film Info

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 1: Early Bergman

Eclipse 1: Early Bergman

DVD Box Set

5 Discs


To Joy
Stig Olin
Stig Eriksson
Maj-Britt Nilsson
Marta Olsson
Birger Malmsten
John Ekman
Mikael Bro
Margit Carlquist
Nelly Bro
Victor Sjöström
Ingmar Bergman
Allan Ekelund
Ingmar Bergman
Gunnar Fischer
Oscar Rosander
Set designer
Nils Svenwall

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From the Eclipse Shelf: To Joy
From the Eclipse Shelf: To Joy

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Eclipse Series 1:
Early Bergman

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By Michael Koresky

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Ingmar Bergman

Writer, Director

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.