Wednesday, October 10

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

Secrets of Women (aka Waiting Women)

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Double Feature with DREAMS (5:00, 9:15)

(1952) dir Ingmar Bergman w/Anita Björk, Eva Dahlbeck, Maj-Britt Nilsson, Aino Taube, Birger Malmsten, Gunnar Björnstrand, Karl-Arne Holmsten [107 min; DCP]
While at a summerhouse, awaiting their husbands’ return, three sisters-in-law recount stories from their respective marriages. Rakel (Björk) tells of receiving a visit from a former lover; Marta (Nilsson) of agreeing to marry a painter (Malmsten) only after having his child; and Karin (Dahlbeck) of being stuck with her husband (Björnstrand) in an elevator, where they talk intimately for the first time in years. Driven by dexterous flashbacks, the engaging SECRETS OF WOMEN is a veritable seedbed of perennial Bergman themes, ranging from aspiring young love to the fear of loneliness, with the finale a masterpiece of chamber comedy.

Staff Pick: Jessie

“The drama takes precedence over comedy but the wry tone makes this one of the smoothest and most accessible films from the early stages of Bergman’s career.” – Film 4

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