One tumultuous year in the life of the Ekdahl family is viewed through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, whose imagination fuels the magical goings-on leading up to and following the death of his father. When his mother remarries a stern bishop, Alexander and his sister Fanny are banished to a gothic world.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman and drawing heavily on his own memories, it highlights the young protagonist’s fascination with storytelling, while also serving as a kind of confessional critique of Bergman’s films and reworked themes, with trademark scenes of marital infighting, desperate grief, and searching existential enquiry.
This two-disc Blu-ray features both the OSCAR-winning theatrical cut and original television miniseries, both presented on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
- Region Code:
- Region B
- 500 minutes
- Original Language:
- Language(s): Swedish, Subtitles: English, Interactive Menu, Includes the original theatrical cut and all five episodes of the 1983 television miniseries.