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2 items from 2011

Fanny And Alexander Review Pt. 2: Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling

4 February 2011 5:13 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve in Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander Fanny And Alexander Review: Part I The Fanny and Alexander plot is basically as follows: The three sons of the widowed Helena (Gunn Wållgren) are involved in local businesses and in the theater. They are Gustav Adolf, Carl, and Oscar, who is Fanny and Alexander's father, and much older than his beautiful wife, Emilie. Then there is Isak Jacobi (Erland Josephson), the Jewish family friend and Helena's ex-lover. With his nephew Aron (Mats Bergman, the director's son), Isak runs the local puppet and magic shop in town. Aron's brother Ismael is locked away because he is either dangerous, preternaturally gifted, or both. When Oscar suddenly dies during a rehearsal for Hamlet — whose narrative provides this tale's spine — everything changes for the worse. Bishop Vergerus insinuates himself into the life and heart of Emilie Ekdahl; a year after Oscar's death, »

- Dan Schneider

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Fanny And Alexander Review – d: Ingmar Bergman

4 February 2011 5:12 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Fanny Och Alexander / Fanny And Alexander (1982) Direction and Screenplay: Ingmar Bergman Cast: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling, Börje Ahlstedt, Jan Malmsjö, Allan Edwall, Gunn Wållgren, Jarl Kulle , Erland Josephson, Pernilla August, Harriet Andersson, Stina Ekblad, Mats Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Lena Olin Oscar Movies Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Fanny and Alexander By Dan Schneider of Cosmoetica: Why Ingmar Bergman's final 'filmic film,' Fanny och Alexander / Fanny and Alexander (1982) bears its appellation is a mystery — one of many in the film — since the first titular character, Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) is at best a third- or fourth-level supporting character. In fact, in the three-hour theatrical version she is not even mentioned by name for nearly an hour into the film. Fanny and Alexander should have been called "Alexander and Fanny," or simply "Alexander," since it most closely follows two years in the life of young, handsome, brown-haired [...] »

- Dan Schneider

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