Fanny and Alexander

Sweden, 1982

Film
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An edited version dubbed in English. Told through the eyes of a small boy, this most personal of Bergman’s works is both autobiographical and an artistic reference point. Set during the turn-of-the century Sweden, the story is about the well-to-do, loving and ebullient Ekdahl family. When the actor-father of 10 year old Alexander and 8 year old Fanny dies, their mother marries a sadistic minister. His cruelty leads Grandmother Eckdahl’s Jewish friend and lover to rescue them. Happiness and balance is restored. Announced as Bergman’s final film, it offers a superlative culmination of his 37 years as one of cinema’s greatest artists. Oscar Winner 1982 for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. Stars Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Froling, Jan Malmsjo, Erland Josephson.

Credits

production company

Cinematograph for Svenska Filminstitutet

Gaumont-British Instructional

Personafilm

Tobis Filmkunst

producer

Jorn Donner

Duration

02:53:00:00

Production places
Sweden
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304357

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Sadism in moving pictures

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Masochism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sadism in moving pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Sweden

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Masochism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Sadism

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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