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Summer With Monika: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 97 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: SWEDISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    Introduction By Director Ingmar Bergman
    New Interview With Actress Harriet Andersson, Conducted By Film Scholar Peter Cowie
    New Interview With Film Scholar Eric Schaefer About Kroger Babb And His Distribution Of Monika, The Story Of A Bad Girl! As An Exploitation Film
    Images From The Playground, A Half-Hour Documentary By Stig Bjorkman Featuring Behind-The-Scenes Footage Shot By Bergman, Archival Audio Interviews With Bergman, And New Interviews With Actress Bibi Andersson and Harriet Andersson
    Trailer
    Booklet Featuring An Essay By Film Scholar Laura Hubner, A 1958 Review By Filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, And A Publicity Piece From 1953 In Which Bergman Interviews Himself
Inspired by the earthy eroticism of his muse Harriet Andersson (Through a Glass Darkly), in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman (Wild Strawberries) had a major international breakthrough with this ravaging, sensual tale of young love. In Stockholm, a girl (Andersson) and boy (The Magician's Lars Ekborg) from working-class families 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 is forced to return to reality. The version originally released in the U.S. was reedited by its distributor into something more salacious, but the original Summer with Monika, as presented here, is a work of stunning maturity and one of Bergman's most important films.
 
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