Fanny and Alexander

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Drama | Sweden | 1982 | Swedish | English Subtitles | 188 Mins

Ingmar Bergman Retrospective
The story is set in 1907 in an unnamed small town in Sweden, where young siblings Fanny and Alexander live a blithe, contented existence within their tight-knit extended family. When their beloved father dies unexpectedly of a stroke, their mother remarries the stern local bishop, and the children are uprooted and forced to live under his terrifying autocratic rule. Through many strange twists and turns, they escape and end up under the watchful care of a mystical antiques dealer.