Please note that these showings are only with Dutch subtitels.
In Ingmar Bergman's last film, Fanny & Alexander, we follow the colorful Ekdahl family, consisting of father Oscar, mother Emilie, and children Fanny and Alexander. After Oscar's death, Emilie remarries a cold clergyman who lacks any joy of life. Fanny and Alexander become deeply unhappy with this man, who is in every way the opposite of their father. The festivities give way to discipline, and with strict rules and heavy punishments, Fanny and Alexander are kept in check by their wicked stepfather. Misfortune has befallen the Ekdahl household, and it remains uncertain whether it will ever be cheerful again.
Originally, Bergman conceived Fanny and Alexander as a miniseries for television. This version is a whopping five hours long, but even in the shortened film version, plenty of themes emerge for which we know the Swedish director so well. There is a religious crisis, God manifests, a man and a woman try to find each other, and family ties are put to the test. The result is a worthy last film from one of the greatest directors of all time.