Fanny and Alexander


Review: Focuses on the lives of two young Swedish children, as they lose their father unexpectedly and have to come to terms with their mum’s remarriage from whom there is no escape.
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Actors: Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Borje Ahlstedt, Kristian Almgren, Carl Billquist, Axel Duberg, Allan Edwall, Siv Ericks, Ewa Froling and Sonya Hedenbratt
Year: 1982
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 4/5
A film that over the years has now become an acclaimed masterpiece. Originally made for T.V. but then the more recognition it got it then became a full feature length film. The original length of this film was 5 hours but then had to be cut down to three hours. Apparently the 5 hour version is still available. This is a must see film by one of the most acclaimed directors. It was the last theatrical movie he directed and a film that was shot in chronological order. This film starts off really joyous with the joys of Christmas but then as the film moves on it gets bleaker and bleaker. It is a film that is arises out of Ingmar Bergman’s own life experiences and upbringing. Once Bertil Guve, (Alexander) played his part in the film he decided not to pursue a career in acting. He went on to be a doctor of economics. Interestingly, this shares the record the most Oscars won by a foreign language film, with four awards along with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). At the Academy Awards in 1984 this won 4 Oscars. They were for Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Costume Design and Best Foreign Language Film. At the Golden Globe Awards in 1984 this won Best Foreign Film. At the Bafta Awards in 1984 this won Best Cinematography. 


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