Autumn Sonata details
|Starring:||Halvar Bjork, Ingrid Bergman, Georg Lokkeberg, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Knut Wigert|
|Directors:||Ingmar Bergman, Ingmar Bergman|
|Genres:||Drama - General, World Cinema - Swedish|
|Run time:||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Rental release:||28 Apr 2003|
Most helpful review
Powerful dramaBy Clucky from Cardiff, Wales , 19 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a powerful piece from Bergman and contains some highly passionate performances from both Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann. Essentially the film centres around a fragile mother-daughter relationship and how these women confront their deep seated emotional insecurities.
I found this to be a highly engaging drama and I recommend this to any serious movie fan.
4 and a half out 5
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (17) Yes |
- No (8)
A late fall classicBy RJNeb2 (922 reviews) from London , 20 Jan 2013Another exercise in Bergman emotional cruelty as a distant mother comes to stay with her resentful daughter. All the anguish you'd expect is resolutely there but, as always, it's the extraordinary performances that Bergman coaxes from his cast that makes this such a compelling watch. Ullmann is typically transfixing as the daughter finally unleashing her long bottled-up emotions but really this belongs to Ingrid Bergman as the self-absorbed older woman. In her first and only collaboration with her near namesake, she truly lives in her character, giving probably her greatest performance in her final feature film.
Another Bergman's MasterpieceBy a customer , 19 Aug 2012Unbelievable performance of both mother and daughter. Ingrid Bergman is exquisite on her last movie. The dialogues are astonishing, so terrible and hurting.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (0) Yes |
- No (0)
Disfunctional familyBy Zamy (552 reviews) from London , 29 Dec 2010Ingmar Bergman is arguably one of the greatest directors when it comes to dissecting personal relationships coming apart; most especially within the family. The mother and daughter trauma portrayed here is both convincing and harrowing in its detail. He was also a superb director of actors and never better than here where the performances from Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullman are quite superb. I could quibble with the over-use of the close-up, but for students of the art of acting this is a must see.
IbsenesqueBy Leni (179 reviews) from London , 21 Jul 2009The history of Scandinavian drama is clear in this torrid dissection of a mother-daughter relationship. The acting is of a particularly high quality. I wished there were fewer monologues, and that the actors were left to use other devices than speech more frequently. There are few rays of sunshine. Very Bergmanesque, in fact.
Wonderful- Fantastic work by both Bergmans!By ChaucersAunty (15 reviews) from Oxford , 01 Apr 2009This is the first Ingmar Bergman film I've seen and I was very impressed. The film centres around the mother-daughter relationship between Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Bergman, and they do it wonderfully. It's intense, powerful, tear-jerking, and incredible given that evidently Bergman was undergoing cancer treatment at the time. I'm a huge Bergman fan and this film really shows her depth and range. It has one or two funny, frothy moments reminiscent of 'Indiscreet' and 'Cactus Flower'; and the piano-playing harks back wonderfully to her first role, also as a pianist, in 'Intermezzo'. A must-see for Bergman fans and any serious film fan!