Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende)


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Film Info
Original Title:Sommarnattens leende
Program:The Bergman Century
Release Year:1955
Runtime:108 min
Print Source:Janus Films
Director:Ingmar Bergman
Producer:Allan Ekelund
Cinematographer:Gunnar Fischer
Screenwriter:Ingmar Bergman
Editor:Oscar Rosander
Composer:Erik Nordgren
Principal Cast:Ulla Jacobsson
Eva Dahlbeck
Harriet Andersson
Margit Carlqvist


After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar 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 delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.

The Bergman Century

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