Summer Interlude (1951)

Feature Film

Original Title: Sommarlek
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Writers: Ingmar Bergman, Herbert Grevenius
Cinematographer: Gunnar Fischer
Composer: Erik Nordgren
Cast: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin, Georg Funkquist, Renée Björling

An embittered 28-year-old ballerina mysteriously receives her first love’s diary in the post, and becomes haunted by memories of an idyllic summer romance that unfortunately ended in tragedy, in this playful and moving early Bergman effort, which contains many of the themes that he would later develop on, but perhaps not quite the uncompromising eye of his best work. Iain.Stott