DIRECTED BY: I. BERGMAN
(Höstsonaten, Sweden | West Germany | France | UK, 1978, 99 min)
A complex meeting and the fatal passing of mother and daughter in a unique harmony of interplay of the Scandinavian silver screen icons – Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann.
screenplay and directed by Ingmar Bergman
director of photography Sven Nykvist
edited by Sylvia Ingemarsson
cast Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk and others.
“Mother and daughter, what a horrendous combination of feelings, chaos and doom.” A sonata is a musical composition for a solo instrument, therefore, the discord and conflict of the drama are weaved already into the film’s title along with the musical themes. Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann, two legends of Swedish cinematography, act out a long and unique central scene, but instead of the expected reconciliation, there’s only disillusion caused by dysfunctional family relationships.