SESSION: Tuesday 5th December at 7pm



Summer with Monika

(1953, dir. Ingmar Bergman, w/ Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen)

Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat and they spend the summer together in an isolated island. Monika gets pregnant, and Harry decides to marry her. He grows up, gets a job and returns to his studies, trying to improve their lives and raise their daughter June, while Monika just wants to have fun. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.753.753.753.75(IMDB rating)

Thirst

(1949, dir. Ingmar Bergman, w/ Eva Henning, Birger Malmsten, Birgit Tengroth)

Thirst will start at approximately 9:02pm, and finish at approximately 10:31pm.

In 1946, nervous ballet dancer Ruth and her husband Bertil are returning to Sweden from his scholarship tour around Italy. In a Basle hotel room and on a train they quarrel; give food through the window to starving Germans; overhear wisdoms about marriage by Swedish clergymen returning from a conference; and finally make up. In flashbacks, Ruth reminisces her romance with middle-aged officer Raoul, her subsequent abortion, and her ballet career. In a seemingly separate episode set in quiet Stockholm during Midsummer, middle-aged widow Viola is harassed first by a psychiatrist, Dr. Rosengren, and then by a lesbian old school-friend Valborg, with tragic consequences. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.253.253.253.25(IMDB rating)