Author: Philip French
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Wild Strawberries (1958) is probably Ingmar Bergman's most personal film and one which explores his relation to the history of Swedish cinema. Philip and Kersti French give a detailed account of Bergman's powerful and intense direction of the film. They set the film firmly in the context of Swedish life and culture. The authors also trace connections with the plays of August Strindberg, and the paintings of Edvard Munch and Carl Larsson.