One of Ingmar Bergman’s most satisfying marital comedies, A Lesson in Love stars the droll and sparkling duo of Eva Dahlbeck and Gunnar Björnstrand as Marianne and David Erneman, a couple deep into their married years and seeking fresh pastures. David, a gynecologist, falls for one of his patients (Yvonne Lombard), while Marianne flounces off to Copenhagen to renew her fling with a sculptor (Åke Grönberg).

Deftly interspersing scenes of farce with interludes of tranquil reflection, A Lesson in Love serves as a cocktail before the full-blown comic brilliance of Smiles of a Summer Night, which screens on Saturday, September 1.

“In my opinion, Ingmar Bergman has made a delightful film. It is not one for the avant-garde, nor for those looking for literary depth. It is an 'ordinary' film, yet ordinary films like this are themselves unusual.” —Stockholms-Tidningen

• Watch a trailer for the traveling Ingmar Bergman retrospective.

• Read about Bergman's thoughts on the film.

• Read a review of the film by James Travers.

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Director
Ingmar Bergman
Released
1954
Language
Swedish with English subtitles
Country
Sweden
Running Time
96 minutes
Format
35mm, B/W