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Mackmannen's avatar


The more i think about this movie the better it gets.
13 years 6 months ago
tk338's avatar


A wonderful meditation on life and one person's decisions and relationships, the impact they had, the regrets. I love the power of nostalgia, done so carefully and meticulously here as Professor Borg walks the lands of his old home. The power and hold of place on the individual...and people from our past. Sjostrom's face is so powerful; he's perfectly cast. Few films make flashbacks/reflections on the past work so elegantly and so poignantly.
9 years 4 months ago
Dieguito's avatar


Fine piece of art by Bergman, spiritually incredible. A life values teaching movie
12 years 8 months ago
akuma587's avatar


One of Bergman's finest.
14 years 5 months ago
gama_jr's avatar


#5 at Horror list?
You must be kidding.
7 years 9 months ago
Siskoid's avatar


Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries uses a road trip to an old man's home town as a time travel story, where old Isak Borg is physically overtaken by memories, sometimes participating, sometimes observing, and though I say memories, sometimes they are complete imaginings of moments important to his life where he was not present. In such moments, the people he loves are idealized, and those he does not are demonized or caricatured. And when we're in the past, there's a kind of formalism to the shots that you'd associate with Hollywood, a clever way to present nostalgia's rosy lens. The film suggests that all memory is fabrication, a story we tell ourselves, that's been rewritten, edited, maybe even recast. Bibi Andersson plays a flighty girl in the present day who just happens to be a dead ringer for Borg's love-that-got-away - they've even got the same name - and though technically one doesn't inform the other in terms of sequence, we might infer the Sara of decades ago only looks like that because today's Sara reminds Borg of her. And so it goes in a film where we're shown dreams and memories as they impact the present. There's something intriguing about the notion of what we nowadays jokingly call revertigo being a positive force. Borg reconnects with his past and through the power of nostalgia, becomes more empathetic of the people around him, and a better person as the film progresses.
4 years 5 months ago
lucabott's avatar


The best dream scene of all times. Or shall I say nightmare? My Bergman's personal favourite.
10 years 1 month ago
ClassicLady's avatar


Very thought provoking. I watched it three times before I could say I understood it all. Beautifully acted.
11 years 3 months ago
Scratch47's avatar


Overall I personally prefer the more ominous Persona, at first, this felt slow, but it creeps up on you..the last scene speaks volumes in particular. A subtle meditation.
13 years 2 months ago
Muthukumaran's avatar


There is so much to ponder about this movie. It is not simple as it may look. Bergman in his elements. Love this movie.
13 years 3 months ago
jacktrewin's avatar


fabulous! it'll take something quite amazing to replace this as my favourite bergman so far
10 years 4 months ago
dchauvin's avatar


In terms of content the film is sweet and brooding, building well from a slow start. I was however a bit disappointed to find the visual elegance of Persona only evident in a few scenes, specifically those where Isak is dreaming or having a flashback.
11 years 8 months ago
voiceofabird's avatar


It is one page, only for wild strawberries. Only the poster is from a four-movie collection.
12 years 3 months ago
seithscott's avatar


Excellent, beautifully shot film, really thought provoking, but still rather light hearted for the subject matter. Reminded me of some Woody Allen but of course he was influenced by Bergman.
13 years 1 month ago
nicolaskrizan's avatar


a necessary journey

9 years 11 months ago

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