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Sommarnattens leende

Ingmar Bergman Sweden, 1955

Zachary George Najarian-Najafi's rating of the film Smiles of a Summer Night

At times I felt like I was watching a Lubitsch film because of the light and satirical touch Bergman applies to the thorny world of male-female relationships. But underneath it all this film is just as depressing as anything Bergman has made. His morbid view of romantic love is something I can relate too. There are so many touches of genius here, and I love how Bergman seamlessly mixes laughs with depression.