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A scene from 'Fanny and Alexander'

Verdi Cinema devotes Thursday evenings in July to Ingmar Bergman

These sessions will see the screening of films like 'Fanny and Alexander', 'Autumn Sonata' and 'Cries and Whispers'.

Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala, Sweden on 14 July 1918. We are therefore approaching the centenary of his birth and to commemorate that event, Barcelona's Verdi Cinemas is going to devote all of the Thursdays sessions in their Dijous d'Imprescindibles cycle to him.

The four films chosen to be screened all date from the film-maker's later creative stage and are all focussed on family relationships. Scenes from a Marriage (1973) on 5 July tells the story of a seemingly happy couple, whose matrimony begins to disintegrate when the man informs his wife that he has fallen in love with a younger woman. A week later comes what many consider to be Bergman's true masterpiece. Fanny and Alexander (1982) won no fewer than four Oscars and tells the story of a brother and sister from a theatrical family whose mother marries an inflexible Protestant pastor following the death of their father, which completely alters the atmosphere of their home.

Autumn Sonata (1978), which will be screened on 19 July, is a psychological drama about a concert pianist who is so focused on her musical career that she neglects her two daughters. The cycle will come to a close on Thursday 26 July with Cries and Whispers (1972), an unflinching and moving look at how four women - three sisters and a servant - deal with the fact that one of the sisters is dying from cancer.

Additional information on the cycle is available at the following link.

Publication date: Friday, 29 June 2018
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