Focus – 100 Years of Ingmar Bergman.
Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället)
26th March | 06:30 PM
The Stein Auditorium
Synopsis: Professor Isak Borg, 78, is summoned from his home in Stockholm to the university of Lund in southern Sweden to receive an honorary doctorate for his services to science. He travels there with his daughter-in-law, who feels resentful toward him because his son, her husband, displays all the egotistical traits of the old man and does not want to have children. They encounter three hikers and take them along in the car with them to Lund. While visiting his family’s former summer house, Borg is assailed by nightmares in which his failings are brought home to him.
…Then it struck me: supposing I make a film of someone coming along, perfectly realistically, and suddenly opening a door and walking into his childhood? And then opening another door and walking out into reality again? And then walking round the corner of the street and coming into some other period of his life, and everything still alive and going on as before? That was the real starting point of Wild Strawberries – Ingmar Bergman
Entry Free: Passes available at Programmes desk on the venue and online at www.habitatinternationalfilmfestival.com