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Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1955

Zachary T.'s rating of the film Smiles of a Summer Night

Who knew Bergman had such a charming, giddily sexy comedy in him? Really fun stuff, but not without the director's incisive, provocative commentary on romantic relationships. Everyone is seeking something functional and complimentary; Romeo & Juliet's codependent melodrama is heavily satirized. Love is a matter of patience and timing here, something Bergman both laments and celebrates.