Smiles of A Summer Night (1955) [The Criterion Collection #237]
A Film by Ingmar Bergman
Full BluRay 1:1 | MPEG-4 AVC @ 32670 Kbps | 01:49:24 | 37,34 Gb
Audio: Swedish LPCM 1.0 @ 1152 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards | Sweden
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way. Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, Smiles of a Summer Night is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.
This Blu-ray debut includes an introduction by Bergman.