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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT

6:15

Thursday, March 15

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Starring Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist, and Gunnar Björnstrand

(1955) 
In the course of a “white night”
 in mid-summer 1901, stuffy lawyer
 Gunnar Björnstrand, despite 
virginal new wife Ulla Jacobsson, tries to renew his romance with stage star Eva Dahlbeck; while a young man’s aborted suicide turns into a fantasy come true. Bergman’s first great international success. 35mm. Approx. 108 min.

Reviews

“Bergman’s most Shakespearean endeavor.” 
– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

“Glittering dialogue and graceful visuals… Intertwines pleasure and death.”
– Kristin M. Jones, The Wall Street Journal