Ari Aster’s Adventures in Moviegoing
Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1978 • Sweden, West Germany
Starring Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann
AUTUMN SONATA was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar and Ingrid, the monumental star of CASABLANCA. The grande dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors, ranks among the director’s major dramatic works.
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Beyond the Hills
Directed by Cristian Mungiu • 2012 • Romania
Starring Cristina Flutur, Cosmina Stratan
With this arresting drama based on notorious real-life events, Cristian Mungiu mounts a complex inquiry into faith, fanaticism, and indifference. At a desolate Romanian monastery, a young novice nun, Voichita ...