In which I attempt to watch every film in The Criterion Collection and end up watching a lot that aren't. Click here for the rating system.


Wild Strawberries

"Old Man On The Lawn."№¢

Bergman is no doubt dealing with some personal demons in this film which is 91 minutes long (45 on fast-forward). It's too bad the rest of us had to watch it. His tale of a professor on the brink of death, reviewing the memories of his life and seeking resolution, follows well-marked paths in film history. But lack of story structure fails to keep us trailing after our senile main character. I have no doubts that a filmophile somewhere out there knows Bergman's back story in reference to this film, but I don't. One of Bergman's early works, it was somewhat responsible for his rise to fame.

Favorite Moments: Can't think of any.


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