Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika)



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, May 26, 2018 4:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Thu, May 31, 2018 9:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$9.50
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$6.00
Film Info
Original Title:Sommaren med Monika
Program:The Bergman Century
Release Year:1953
Runtime:97 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Ingmar Bergman
Producer:Allan Ekelund
Cinematographer:Gunnar Fischer
Screenwriter:Per Anders Fogelström
Editor:Tage Holmberg
Gösta Lewin
Composer:Erik Nordgren
Principal Cast:Harriet Andersson
Lars Ekborg


Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. A girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars Ekborg) from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach, far from parents and responsibilities. Inevitably, it is not long before the pair are forced to return to reality. The version initially released in the U.S. was reedited by its distributor into something more salacious, but the original Summer with Monika (Sommaren med Monika), presented here, is a work of stunning maturity and one of Bergman’s most important films.

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