FANNY AND ALEXANDER Part 1
Ingmar Bergman's valedictory success, a worldwide hit and one of his warmest and most autobiographical works. In the tour-de-force opening, brother and sister Fanny and Alexander celebrate a splendorous Christmas in 1907 Sweden. However, their fate takes a turn for the worse when their theater-manager father dies and their mother remarries a stern bishop. Escape from his household leads them, by an indirect path, into the life of their secret friend Erland Josephson, an old Jewish antique dealer whose life still has room for the mysticism and magic of an earlier time. "A rich tapestry of childhood memories and moods, fears and fancy, employing all the manners and means of the best of cinematic theatricality from high and low comedy to darkest tragedy." – Keith Keller, Variety. Six Oscar® nominations, with wins for Best Foreign Film, Cinematography (the great Sven Nykvist), Art Direction and Costume Design. DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; PROD Jöern Donner. Sweden/France/West Germany, 1983, color, 175 minutes plus a 5-min intermission (Part 1) and 150 minutes plus a 5-min intermission (Part 2). In English, Swedish, German and Yiddish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.
Originally presented as a five-hour, six-part miniseries for Swedish television, but released internationally in a much shorter theatrical cut, FANNY AND ALEXANDER will screen at the AFI Silver in its original full-length version, presented in two parts.
FANNY AND ALEXANDER [FANNY OCH ALEXANDER] Part 1
Sat, Sept 1, 1:05 p.m.
FANNY AND ALEXANDER [FANNY OCH ALEXANDER] Part 2
Sun, Sept 2, 1:05 p.m.
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