Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. Ester becomes seriously ill and the three of them move into a hotel in a small town called Timoka.
Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat and they spend the summer together in an isolated island. Monika gets pregnant, and Harry decides to marry her. He grows up, gets a job and returns to his studies, trying to improve their lives and raise their daughter June, while Monika just wants to have fun.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
It seems be not a Bergman. but, maybe, except the language, one of social British drama from "50. it is not a question about death, meanings, relations. but a portrait of a couple. it is not provocative. only a simple story, with admirable cinematography, about people and choices and their price. a portrait of an age more than of characters. beautiful for each detail. impressive for the expected end. powerfull for splendid performance of Harriet Andersson. and for sensitive work of Lars Ekborg. a film of Stockholm. simple, realistic, touching and bitter. interesting for Ingmar Bergman art evolution but, in same measure, for the use of a strange beauty of people and places.
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