Saturday Matinee Classics
Fanny and Alexander
Nominated for six Oscars in 1984, including Best Director and Best Screenplay (Ingmar Bergman), and winner of four, including Best Foreign Language and Best Cinematography
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