Ingmar Bergman and Wild Strawberries

Sara: You know so much, and you don’t know anything.
― Ingmar Bergman, Wild Strawberries

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Ingmar BergmanMany years ago, I had the audacity to create a list of my 100 favourite movies on IMDB without having seen a single Ingmar Bergman picture. I was more or less cajoled to watch Bergman if my list was to be taken seriously. I admit I had not heard of the adored Swedish director, but enough coaxing led me to procure arguably Bergman’s ‘signature’ masterpiece The Seventh Seal (1957). The second Bergman movie I watched a few days after my Bergman initiation was Wild Strawberries. It, like its predecessor, The Seventh Seal left an indelible mark on my psyche. Soon thereafter I went on a Bergman binge and never looked back. Suffice to say, my top 100 movie list underwent a major shake-up.

Wild Strawberries is a day in the life of an an aging professor (Isak) who is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. But this…

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“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

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2 comments on “Ingmar Bergman and Wild Strawberries
  1. badfinger20 says:

    This one you mentioned a few weeks ago and it is on our list to watch. Now that I can tell the difference between Ingmar and Ingrid lol…

  2. Just to have a dig at you, I was going to go write in the article, ‘and not to be confused with Ingrid’. Haha. Thanks for stopping by Bad. Have a good evening!

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