July 14th, 2012: Wild Strawberries (1957)

Cast and Crew:  Bibi Andersen, Max Von Sydow

What It’s About:  A doctor (Victor Sjostrom) nearing the end of his life drives cross-country with his daughter-in-law (Ingrid Thulin).  Along the way he revisits his life,  the mistakes he’s made and things he’s missed, and his values.

Why Watch it Today?:  Acclaimed Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman was born today in 1918.  Wild Strawberries is one of his most accessible films, although there are startling nightmare sequences; it is also one of his best works.

Where to Get It: Amazon and Hulu Plus; your local library; Netflix (DVD only)

Other Choices:  The Seventh Seal

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