Introductory remarks by Astrid Marklund, honorary consul general of Sweden
Urban beauty-shop proprietress Miss Jenny arrives in an idyllic rural town one morning to whisk away 18-year-old Nelly, the daughter Miss Jenny abandoned, from the loving woman who has raised Nelly. Once in Stockholm, Nelly receives a crash course in adult corruption and wrenching heartbreak. Crisis—Ingmar Bergman’s directorial debut feature—proved that Bergman had a gift for developing characters and evoking atmosphere on-screen.
Ingmar Bergman’s Summer Interlude follows this screening at 8:45 p.m.