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Fanny and Alexander (Television Version)

Fanny och Alexander (TV)

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden, France, 1983
TV Mini-series, Drama, History


Through the eyes of sister and brother Fanny and Alexander Ekdahl, the many ups-and-downs of the extended Ekdahl family at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century are put on display in the director’s 312-minute, full length version, made for Swedish television.

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Fanny and Alexander (Television Version) Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1983 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Academy Awards

1984 | 4 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

1984 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Deliberately or not, Bergman assembled an inventory of the cinematic and personal attributes that had since 1946 worked so magnificently and proficiently from his reflective psyche into his astonishing filmography.
November 20, 2018
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It is no surprise that Bergman should give these two women the triumphant last word in Fanny and Alexander, a multigenerational drama that leaps lightly over barriers of age, gender, and class. Throughout his career, with his characteristic spare-nothing close-ups, he has followed the emotional logic in his actresses’ faces, dug deeper into their psyches than any other director.
November 02, 2018
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With his magnum opus, FANNY AND ALEXANDER, Bergman drew also on the major literature of that era; many have compared the film to the novels of Charles Dickens and Émile Zola, along with such turn-of-the-century early-modernism as Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks.
September 14, 2018
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