Fanny and Alexander (1982) [The Criterion Collection]

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Fanny and Alexander (1982) [The Criterion Collection]

Fanny and Alexander (1982)
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2 Audio: English dub AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps and Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 160 Kbps
+ English Commentary track | Subtitles: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Ingmar Bergman

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the legendary director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality.

IMDB - Won 4 Oscars + Another 19 wins

I am not one for putting up idols on pedestals; mostly Bergman's films leave me tepid or even cold. But Fanny och Alexander is a splendid production, beautifully made, so superb it even evokes feelings of having come from a novel. Excellent characterization throughout, all the way down the cast, lending that magic touch to the costuming of the early 1900s. Mesmerising throughout, the film is not a single minute too long. The development of the story-line is superbly handled in an absorbing and coherent manner, manifesting the great empathy between director and actors. If the cinematography is visual poetry, the script is philosophical and full of awareness or consciousness of things in life, but not at a pretentious, abstract and theoretical level, but at a real human dimension.

If you only have 10 videos in your collection, Fanny och Alexander should be one of them. My vote is a bit higher than the IMDb average.
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Fanny and Alexander (1982) [The Criterion Collection]
Fanny and Alexander (1982) [The Criterion Collection]

Audio Commentary featuring film scholar Peter Cowie