Sawdust and Tinsel (Gycklarnas afton)


The Main 3 Sat, May 26, 2018 7:00 PM
The Main 3 Wed, May 30, 2018 4:00 PM
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General Public:$9.50
Film Info
Original Title:Gycklarnas afton
Program:The Bergman Century
Release Year:1953
Runtime:92 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Ingmar Bergman
Producer:Rune Waldekranz
Cinematographer:Hilding Bladh
Sven Nykvist
Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
Editor:Carl-Olov Skeppstedt
Composer:Karl-Birger Blomdahl
Filmography:Åke Grönberg
Harriet Andersson
Hasse Ekman. Anders Ek


Ingmar Bergman presents the battle of the sexes as a ramshackle, grotesque carnival in Sawdust and Tinsel, one of the late master's most vivid early works. The story of the charged relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner (Ake Grönberg) and his performer girlfriend (Harriet Andersson), the film features dreamlike detours and twisted psychosexual power plays that presage the director's Smiles of a Summer Night and The Seventh Seal, works that would soon change the landscape of art cinema forever.

The Bergman Century

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