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Premiere Theatrical Run! WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? • February 1–5

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Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Rarities (past events)Staff Picks (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveIngmar Bergman 100


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Double Feature with SECRETS OF WOMEN (7:00)

(1955) dir Ingmar Bergman w/Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Ulf Palme, Inga Landgré [87 min; DCP]
Grave and witty by turns, this drama develops into a probing study of the psychology of desire. Susanne (Dahlbeck), head of a modeling agency, takes her protégée Doris (Andersson) to a fashion show in Gothenburg, where Susanne makes contact with a former lover, and Doris finds herself pursued by a married dignitary (Björnstrand). With its parallel narratives and subtle compositions, DREAMS marked a transition between Bergman’s early explorations of affairs of the heart and the more somber and virtuosic masterpieces to come later in the fifties.

Boston premiere at the Brattle in October, 1960

Staff Pick: Greg

“Eva Dahlbeck contributes a largely introspective portrayal of the disillusioned career woman. It is a finely shaded stint in which a viewer is delicately shown the capitulation of an intelligent woman, against her best intentions, to the dictates of her heart.” – New York Times

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  • Premiere Theatrical Run! WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? • February 1–5