Wild Strawberries (1957)
October 5, 2022 6:49 AM - Subscribe

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg (Victor Sjöström) travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne (Ingrid Thulin), in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara (Bibi Andersson), a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

Also starring Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Jullan Kindahl, Folke Sundquist, Björn Bjelfvenstam, Naima Wifstrand, Gunnel Broström, and Max von Sydow.

Written & directed by Ingmar Bergman.

94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on HBO Max, Criterion, and Kanopy. Also available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
 
Great film. A true classic.
posted by kyrademon at 12:35 PM on October 5, 2022


I always suggest this movie for anyone who has never seen a Bergman film, and is wondering what all the buzz is about. It's just so...perfect. Honestly.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:20 AM on October 7, 2022


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