Summer with Monika

Summer with Monika

           Summer with Monika
               Genre: Drama
               Love, summer, pregnancy, Boat, Stockholm, Baltic Sea
  Based on the novel of the Swedish novelist Per Anders Fogelström, who together with director Ingmar Bergman also wrote the screenplay for the film, this black and white film evolved from 1953, the date appears again in the Ingmar Bergman in two Arthaus DVD. Summer with Monika tells the story of a young love, in the carelessness of a stolen summer blooms and then in the demands of everyday life that they can not carry, threatens to suffocate. As the young, hungry for life Monika (Harriet Andersson) and the quiet Harry (Lars Ekborg), in Stockholm investigate the early 1950s, more forced than eagerly their unskilled jobs meet each other paves, between the two different personalities rapidly to a love story. While Harry is basically a dutiful young man, Monika is more inclined towards the frivolous pleasures, which are then Harry can seduce the hinschmeißt abruptly due to a discord his job. Now follows a carefree summer in the middle of a heavenly nature, spent by the lovers in the little boat of Harry’s father on the Baltic. photographed in beautiful images celebrating the two here their magical nearby defend to defend themselves against an intruder to tell from their unpleasant childhood and make plans for a common future, move their imaginations in bourgeois ideals of family, because Monika expected now a child of Harry. After gradually with inventories exhausted the good mood turn, Monika and Harry returned to Stockholm, where Harry’s Aunt (Dagmar Ebbesen), thankfully, that the young couple can marry. While Harry fortbildet next to the work to be an engineer, there is so very Monika can not handle in the confines of the barren and civic life. After the birth of her daughter, she buries itself first in its witty, melancholy mood, so the aunt takes care of the baby, and then it begins again to hang around with men … The very young couple with so different personalities and needs, early parenthood, the material poverty and the social constraints – in strong, intense pictures here a portrait of a love of drawing, which breaks inevitably to the demands of everyday life. Summer with Monika, who is a carefree summer as a strong contrast against this failure, renounces obvious moralizing and focuses on the sensations and movements of its two main characters in their dense universe, which will prove ultimately to be too narrow to permanently social space to exist. Although the film clearly comes along in the spirit of its date, the themes of the couple appear unchanged but to date, so this early Bergman plant could almost make a lesson about the pitfalls of young love. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Summer with Monika Original Title: Sommar med Monika Country of production: Sweden Production year: 1953 Length: ( #) 92 (Min.) Published at: format: 1.33:1 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German , Swedish EAN: 4006680054254 Extras: biography of Ingmar Bergman, production notes. The DVD is released within the “Ingmar Bergman Edition 2″

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