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Gosta Berling Saga, Medium Image

The Saga of Gösta Berling, 1924, dir. by Mauritz Stiller

A spiritual being, thrown into the material reality, inevitably becomes traumatized – mutilated.  Similarly to how in Japan they used to bind little girls’ feet, to conform to the notion that the feet of a fashionably attractive woman must be small (rendering an adult Japanese “beauty queen” practically a disabled woman), or how in Burma, […]

efter_repetitionen

Efter repetitionen, dir. by Ingmar Bergman, 1984

I once met a rather well-educated and experienced film critic who told me that in her opinion, Ingmar Bergman’s films of the later period were way too complex to be ever understood by any audience, no matter how sophisticated and intellectually advanced. According to that critic, “Efter repetitionen” (“After the rehearsal”, 1984) served as a […]