Ingmar Bergman

Perhaps more than any other art-house European film of the 1960s, Ingmar Bergman’s striking 1966 masterpiece Persona embodies the period.

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The Criterion Collection’s new Blu-ray of Ingmar Bergman’s extraordinary 1957 film Wild Strawberries is superlative and serves an a perfect introduction to the director’s work.

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Ivan’s Childhood was Russian master Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature-length film. A poetic journey through the life of a young child scarred by war, the film has only grown in stature since its 1962 release, with filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and Krzysztof KieĊ›lowski naming it as a prime influences on their work.

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Criterion’s Blu-ray restoration of the 1921 Swedish silent film looks and sounds amazing, and the movie remains a spooky classic.

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Review of the new Criterion Collection Blu-rays of “Smiles of a Summer Night” and “Something Wild”

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