After the Rehearsal

(Efter repetitionen)

Imported 35mm Print
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

In Conversation

  • 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.

James Quandt
  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Sven Nykvist
  • Swedish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 72 mins
  • Svenska Filminstitutet
  • Janus Films