|Fanny and Alexander 1982 R, 200 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama / Mystery
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Ewa Froling, Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Gunn Wallgren, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Erland Josephson, Harriet Andersson, Borje Ahlstedt, Christina Schollin, Allan Edwall, Jarl Kulle, Mona Malm, Pernilla Wahlgren, Jan Malmsjo, Kerstin Tidelius
Oscar (Allan Edwall)and Emilie (Ewa Froling) are successful entertainers, until Oscar dies leaving widowed Emilie to raise their two children, Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) and Alexander (Bertil Guve). Emilie remarries, and she and the children move into the austere home of her new husband, Bishop Vergerus (Jan Malmsjo). Lacking the comforts that Fanny and Alexander had known, the children are very unhappy–until their grandmother (Gunn Wallgren) takes them into her home and showers them with affection. Now, at last, the children find refuge. This film won four Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Film. Ingmar Bergman was also nominated for Best Director.
|Song of Norway 1970 G, 142 min.|
Genre: Musical / Drama / Romance
Director: Andrew L. Stone
Cast: Florence Henderson, Toralv Maurstad, Christina Schollin, Frank Porretta, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Morley, Oskar Homolka, James Hayter, Harry Secombe, Aline Towne, Robert Morley, Richard Wordsworth, Bernard Archard, John Barrie, Wenche Foss
Toralv Maurstad plays the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg who is living in poverty when he marries his cousin Nina (Florence Henderson). Later, Grieg has an affair with wealthy Theresa Berg (Christina Schollin) who convinces her father to arrange a concert for Grieg. As he finds success as a composer in Rome, Grieg realizes that he misses long-suffering Nina and Norway, and he returns to his homeland.
|1. Fanny and Alexander (1982)|
2. Song of Norway (1970)
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