Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Ingrid Bergman
Director: Ingmar Bergman Cast: Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
, Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
, Lena Nyman
Lena Nyman
Ingmar Bergman

Blu-ray (Color)

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Ingrid Bergman, the Swedish expatriate who became one of Hollywood's greatest stars, and Ingmar Bergman, one of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers and Sweden's most honored director, worked together for the first and only time in this intensely personal drama about the troubled relationship between a mother and daughter. Charlotte (Ingrid Bergman) is an acclaimed concert pianist who is visiting her daughter Eva (Liv Ullmann), the wife of a parson in a rural community, for the first time in seven years. While Charlotte and Eva struggle to be civil, there is a deep emotional gulf between them. Eva resents her mother for not caring enough for her as a child, feeling that Charlotte was more interested in her career and her other daughter, Helena (Lena Nyman), who is severely handicapped and can only communicate through inarticulate noises. Charlotte, on the other hand, is uncomfortable with the fact that Helena now lives with Eva, and she is still coming to terms with the emotional devastation of her husband's recent death. Herbstsonate, released in America as Autumn Sonata, earned Ingrid Bergman some of the most enthusiastic acclaim of her career; she received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, and she won the same honor from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle. It was also her last theatrical release; she would appear in only one more project, a TV movie about the life of Golda Meir, before her death in 1982.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2013
UPC: 0715515110013
Original Release: 1978
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:33:00
Sales rank: 15,465

Special Features

Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman from 2003 Audio commentary featuring Bergman expert Peter Cowie The Making Of "Autumn Sonata," a three-and-a-half-hour on-set documentary New interview with actor Liv Ullmann Conversation between actor Ingrid Bergman and critic John Russell Taylor at the National Film Theatre in London from 1981 Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ingrid Bergman Charlotte
Liv Ullmann Eva
Lena Nyman Helena
Halvar Björk Viktor
Erland Josephson Josef
Georg Lökkeberg Leonardo
Gunnar Björnstrand Paul
Eva von Hanno Nurse
Linn Ullmann Eva as a child
Ame Bang-Hansen Uncle Otto
Marianne Aminoff Charlotte's private secretary
Mimi Pollak Piano instructor
Knut Wigert Professor

Technical Credits
Ingmar Bergman Director,Screenwriter
Anna Asp Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
J.S. Bach Score Composer
Frédéric Chopin Score Composer
Cecilia Drott Makeup
Katinka Farago Producer
Lew Grade Producer
Sylvia Ingemarsson Editor
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Inger Pehrsson Costumes/Costume Designer
Tommy Persson Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Starger Producer
Owe Svensson Sound/Sound Designer

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