After the Rehearsal
Imported 35mm Print
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Swedish filmmaker Katinka Faragó worked with Ingmar Bergman as a script consultant, continuity expert, production manager, and producer; she joins us for a discussion before the screening.
A professor in the Department of Scandinavian at UC Berkeley, Linda H. Rugg has written extensively on Ingmar Bergman.
Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin, Lena Olin,
A spare, pellucid work featuring three actors in one set, After the Rehearsal is a far-reaching meditation on life and theater and the connections between the two. Erland Josephson plays a theater director who is rehearsing Strindberg’s A Dream Play; Ingrid Thulin, his former star, now a ravaged alcoholic who has been assigned a small role; and Lena Olin, the ambitious young female lead. The solitary musings and incendiary encounters of these characters illuminate a world which Bergman both loves and fears: that of the bare stage.