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Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander

Author: Jönn DonnerIngmar BergmanBertil GuveEwa FrölingPernilla AugustAll authors
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2004.
Series: Criterion collection, 263.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : Swedish : Theatrical versionView all editions and formats
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Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Videorecording
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Family
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jönn Donner; Ingmar Bergman; Bertil Guve; Ewa Fröling; Pernilla August; Erland Josephson; Harriet Andersson; Allan Edwall; Sven Nykvist; Sylvia Ingemarsson; Daniel Bell; Frans Helmerson; Marianne Jacobs; Criterion Collection (Firm); Home Vision Entertainment (Firm); Tobis Filmkunst GmbH.; Personafilm GmbH.; Gaumont International.; Cinematograph (Firm); Janus Films.
ISBN: 0780029437 9780780029439
OCLC Number: 56601447
Language Note: Swedish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Special features: New high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; a new essay by novelist Rick Moody; includes a bonus disc featuring new introductions by director Ingmar Bergman to eleven of his films, as well as a selection of theatrical trailers.
Full screen.
Credits: Cinematography, Sven Nykvist ; art director, Anna Asp ; editor, Sylvia Ingemarsson ; music, Daniel Bell, Frans Helmerson, Marianne Jacobs ; costume designer, Marik Vos ; producer, Jörn Donner ; written by Ingmar Bergman ; directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Cast: Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling, Pernilla August, Erland Josephson, Harriet Andersson, Allan Edwall.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 1984: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Anna Asp, Susanne Lingheim); Best Cinematography (Sven Nykvist); Best Costume Design (Marik Vos-Lundh); Best Foreign Language Film (Sweden).
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 188 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (35 pages ; 19 cm)
Details: Region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono, RDSL dual-layer.
Contents: Disc 1. The theatrical version --
Disc 2. Ingmar Bergman Introductions.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 263.
Other Titles: Fanny and Alexander
Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander
Fanny och Alexander (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Cinematograph ; Gaumont International ; Personafilm ; SVT Drama ; Svenska Filminstitutet ; Tobis Filmkunst ; Janus Films.

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Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable, but befriend a local Jewish merchant whose odd household becomes the children's refuge.

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