Sawdust and Tinsel
The Criterion Collection 412
1953 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 92 min. / Gycklarnas afton / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date December 18, 2018 / 39.95
Starring: Ake Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek, Gudrun Brost, Annika Tretow, Erik Strandmark, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Curt Löwgren, Kiki.
Cinematography: Hilding Bladh, Sven Nykvist
Film Editor: Carl-Olov Skeppstedt
Original Music: Karl-Birger Blomdahl
Produced by Rune Waldekranz
Written and Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Criterion just issued a monster gift box of their entire collection of Ingmar Bergman films on Blu-ray, but they’re also continuing with single releases of the Swedish maestro’s classic titles. Step back before 1957 or so, and one will find more variety of tone in Bergman’s output.