Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1978 • Sweden, West Germany

Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand 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 by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman's major dramatic works.

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Autumn Sonata
  • Autumn Sonata

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1978 • Sweden, West Germany

    Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat f...

Extras

  • AUTUMN SONATA Commentary

    This audio commentary features film critic Peter Cowie and was recorded in 1995.

  • Ingmar Bergman on AUTUMN SONATA

    In this excerpt from a summer 2003 interview conducted by Marie Nyreröd for SVT Svensk Television, director Ingmar Bergman talks about AUTUMN SONATA.

  • The Making of AUTUMN SONATA

    This documentary, shot by Arne Carlsson on the set of AUTUMN SONATA, charts the process of bringing the film to the screen, from the extensive rehearsals with cast and crew to shooting.

  • Liv Ullmann on Ingmar Bergman

    The celebrated actor Liv Ullmann appeared in ten of Ingmar Bergman’s films. In this 2013 interview, conducted in New York, she discusses their work together.