Monday, October 8

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Smiles of a Summer Night

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(1955) dir Ingmar Bergman w/Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist, Gunnar Björnstrand [108 min; DCP]
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT at last ushered in an international audience for Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms, SMILES is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.

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“Charming … A delightfully droll contemplation of amorous ardors.” – Bosley Crowther, New York Times

“The sense of fate that descends over the drama is very much Bergman’s own — cruel, distant, ultimately imponderable.” – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader


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