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Early Bergman (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 1) DVD
Early Bergman (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 1)

Early Bergman (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 1)

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Before The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries established him as one of the great masters of cinema, Ingmar Bergman created a series of less well known, devastating psychological character studies, marked by intricate, layered narratives, gritty environments, and haunting visuals. These early films, which show the stirrings of the genius to come, remain the hidden treasures of a European cinema on the cusp of a golden age.Featuring:Torment (1944) In Ingmar Bergman's first produced screenplay, the dark coming-of-age drama Torment, Widgren, a boarding-school senior, is terrorized by his sadistic Latin teacher. When he falls for Bertha, a troubled local girl, he finds himself caught up even further in a web of emotional mind games.Crisis (1946) Urban beauty-shop proprietress Miss Jenny arrives in an idyllic rural town one morning to whisk away her eighteen-year-old daughter, Nelly, whom she abandoned as a child, from the loving woman who had raised her. Once in Stockholm, Nellyreceives a crash course in adult corruption and wrenching heartbreak.Port Of Call (1948) Berit, a suicidal young woman living in a working-class port town, unexpectedly falls for Gosta, a sailor on leave. Haunted by a troubled past and held ina vice grip by her domineering mother, Berit begins to hope that her relationship with Gosta might save her from her own self-destruction.Thirst (1949) A couple traveling across a war-ravaged Europe. A disintegrating marriage. A ballet dancer'sscarred past. Her friend's psychological agony. Elliptically told in flashbacks, Thirst shows people enslaved to memory and united in isolation.To Joy (1949) An orchestra violinist's dreams of becoming a celebrated soloist and fears of his own
Title: Early Bergman (Criterion Collection - Eclipse Series 1)
Genre: Drama, Foreign-Swedish
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Studio: Criterion Collection
Number of Discs: 5
Release Date: 9/22/2010
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 715515023221
Item #: HVD001952

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