Saturday Matinee Classics
Fanny and Alexander
As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) and Alexander (Bertil Guve) enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie (Ewa Fröling), marries a stern bishop (Jan Malmsjö). The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.
Sweden | France | West Germany, 1982, 188 minutes, In English and Swedish, German, and Yiddish with English subtitles, Rated R, Directed by Ingmar Bergman