Fanny and Alexander DVD
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Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Produced in 1982
Main Language - Swedish with English subtitles
'Fanny and Alexander is the sum total of my life as a filmmaker' said Bergman. Dispensing with trademark angst and the radical edge of, say, Persona, this is a grand and fitting monument to a celebrated career. Masterful, life-affirming, flawlessly photographed (by Sven Nykvist), Fanny and Alexander is shot through with happiness and humanity, and even sprinkled with magic.
Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, Ingmar Bergman's semi-autobiographical story tells of young sister and brother Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) and Alexander (Bertil Guve), whose comfortable lives change dramatically when their father dies onstage during a performance of 'Hamlet'. Their mother marries a puritanical bishop and the new family move into his draughty home, where the children are mistreated and their mother becomes consumed with regrets. The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as Oscars for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction.
Length: 188 mins
Cat No: TVD4005
Format: DVD Colour
- Brand new presentation digitally restored from the original negative and soundtrack