Running time 180 minutes
Director Ingmar Bergman
Cast includes Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt, Pernilla Allwin, Kristian Almgren, Harriet Andersson, Pernilla Wallgren, Anna Bergman, Mats Bergman, Gunnar Björnstrand, Allan Edwall, Stina Ekblad, Siv Ericks, Ewa Fröling, Majlis Granlund, Maria Granlund, Bertil Guve, Ernst Günther, Sonya Hedenbratt, Svea Holst, Erland Josephson
This Christmas and as part of our Enchanted Mews season, we bring you one of the finest films from Sweden.
Fanny and Alexander is a 1982 historical period drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and shows the magic of childhood. Seen through the eyes of the siblings Fanny and Alexander it follows them and their large family in Uppsala, during the first decade of the twentieth century. Following the death of the eponymous children’s father (Allan Edwall), their mother (Ewa Fröling) remarries a prominent bishop (Jan Malmsjö) who becomes abusive towards Alexander for his vivid imagination.
Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander to be his final picture before retiring, and his script is semi-autobiographical. Released in 1982 the film went on to win four Academy Awards, including for Best Foreign Language Film
Make sure to make it a full and authentic Scandi experience by dropping by Daun’s delicious deli beforehand, complimentary winter spritz cocktail to any Fanny and Alexander ticket holders who purchase a dish from Daun’s Deli.