Smiles of a Summer Night

Director:   Ingmar Bergman
Year:   1955
Language:   Swedish
Time:   108 minutes

In remembrance of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007, the Shepherdstown Film Society presents one of his few comic films. Instead of stark Nordic landscapes and existential torment, this film focuses on an older man, an unsophisticated second wife, a former mistress and a son preparing for the priesthood - all thrown together on a summer weekend.

Shown with English subtitles and not rated.

Post-film discussion led by Elliot Kirschbaum.


About the director.

An essay by Pauline Kael.

Other background on the film.