Sommaren med Monika (1953)
This was the first film I watched from Ingmar Bergman for a modern European cinema class. It wasn't the one that made me love his work as much as I do now, but I liked it a lot, especially knowing the story of how that famous scene with Harriet Anderson smoking and staring into the camera inspired the french new wave, even if it was misunderstood and wasn't Bergman's intention.
Sommarnattens leende (1955)
(Smiles of a Summer Night)
Det sjunde inseglet (1957)
(The Seventh Seal)
One of Ingmar Bergman's most successful films, The Seventh Seal was among the ones I've first seen from him. It's not my favourite, but it's truly a masterpiece with amazing scenery, great performances, depth and meaning, that can only be understood through watching it.
Smultronstället is my favourite film from Bergman. I won't tell you why I love it so much, you have to watch it to find out. The only thing I'll tell you is very few films can touch me the way this did.
Sasom i en spegel (1961)
(Through a Glass Darkly)
"I don't know if love is the proof of God's existance or if it's God itself."
Persona is a film that leaves you thinking about it for days (or weeks or years...) with perfect cinematography and amazing performances. It's almost cliché to say that it's one of Bergman's bests (most people say it's the best), but it deserves never to be forgotten. It's a unique cinematic experience.
Scener ur ett äktenskapp (1973)
(Scenes from a Marriage)
Fanny och Alexander (1982)
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