Criterion Collection · Drama · Germany · United States

The Serpent’s Egg (1977)

The Serpent’s Egg 1977 // Germany, USA // Ingmar Bergman The Serpent’s Egg has been considered as one of the weakest efforts amid Ingmar Bergman’s output, and perhaps best remembered as Bergman’s first film made outside Sweden during his exile due to the lawsuit of tax evasion in which Bergman eventually won the vindication at the… Continue reading The Serpent’s Egg (1977)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Drama · Sweden

#796 The Emigrants (1971) / #797 The New Land (1972)

#796 The Emigrants #797 The New Land 1971-72 // Sweden // Jan Troell Criterion Release Date: 9 Feb 2016 (LINK) I was skeptical at first in spending six-and-a-half hours on watching two Swedish films back to back. Jan Troell’s epic saga on the journey of the nineteenth century Swedish emigrants to the America does not sound compelling… Continue reading #796 The Emigrants (1971) / #797 The New Land (1972)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Sweden

#101: Cries and Whispers (1972)

#101 Cries and Whispers 1972 // Sweden // Ingmar Bergman   Crimson, a bloody red hue filled up the entire screen, just like the curtain before the opening in theaters. It draws the audience in, instead of being step by step, the film sucks and absorbed us immediately into the realm of the senses: agony, suffering,… Continue reading #101: Cries and Whispers (1972)