Tuesday
21
Sep
7pm
Back SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT
 
Tue
21
Sep
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Tuesday, 21 September 2004 at 7pm
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  • Romantic comedy
  • 1955
  • Swe
  • B&W
  • 104 mins.
 

Ingmar Bergman's sprightly comedy of sexual manners has a distinguished lineage, inspired as it is by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the operas of Mozart, the plays of Marivaux and Mauritz Stiller's film Erotikon. Its progeny includes Stephen Sondheim's musical A Little Night Musicand Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy. Bergman's comedies can be laboured and precious, but here he strikes exactly the right note of levity. Led by Eva Dahlbeck as the mischievous actress who assembles a weekend party of past, present and prospective lovers, the ensemble cast is uniformly excellent.



Director:

 
Ingmar Bergman
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