Harriet Andersson (born 14 January 1932 in Stockholm) is a Swedish actress, best known for being one of Ingmar Bergman's regular actresses. She is a petite, brown-eyed brunette.
She often played impulsive working class characters and quickly established a reputation on screen for her youthful, unpretentious, full-lipped sensuality. She disdains the use of makeup.
Andersson met Bergman at Malmö stadsteater in the early 1950s, when she was working as an elevator attendant. They had a romantic relationship and it was during this time he helped launch her film career.
Her breakthrough role in Summer with Monika (1952), had been specifically written for her by Bergman. The film was particularly notable for Andersson's nude scene, one of the first in postwar European cinema. It was inspired by Hedy Lamarr's notorious skinny-dipping scene in Ecstasy, twenty years earlier. Filmed in Sweden, the motion picture features a musical score by Les Baxter.
Although the romantic relationship with Bergman...
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Dogville is a 2003 movie written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Nicole Kidman, Paul Bettany, Lauren Bacall, Chloe Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård and James Caan, among others. It is a parable that uses an extremely minimal set to tell the story of Grace (Kidman), a fugitive from mobsters, who arrives in the small town of Dogville and is provided refuge in return for physical labor.The film is the first in the USA - Land of Opportunities trilogy, followed by Manderlay (2005) and Wasington (2007).The film was in competition for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival but Gus van Sant's Elephant won the award.The story of Dogville is narrated by John Hurt in nine chapters and takes place on a stage with minimalist scenery. Some walls and furniture are placed on the stage, but the rest of the scenery exists merely as white painted outlines which have big labels on them; for example, the outlines of gooseberry bushes have the text "Gooseberry Bushes" written next...,
Cries and Whispers (Swedish: Viskningar och rop) is a 1973 Swedish film about two sisters who watch over their third sister on her deathbed; both afraid she might die, but both hoping she does. The film was written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. It stars Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann.
Unlike most of Bergman's films, Cries and Whispers uses saturated colour, in particular crimson. For his work on this film, Sven Nykvist won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and the film was also nominated for Best Costume Design, Best Director, and Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced. Unusual for a foreign language film, it was also nominated for Best Picture, not for Best Foreign Language Film.
The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage-thriller film, based on the story, Call for the Dead, by John Le Carré. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and Maximilian Schell and was directed by Sidney Lumet from a script by Paul Dehn.
George Smiley, the central character of the novel and many other of Le Carré's books, is renamed Charles Dobbs.
Charles Dobbs is a British secret agent investigating the apparent suicide of Foreign Office official Samuel Fennan. Dobbs suspects that Fennan's wife, Elsa, a survivor of a Nazi Germany extermination camp, might have some clues, but other officials want Dobbs to drop the case. So Dobbs hires a retiring inspector, Mendel, to quietly make inquiries. As they uncover some horrible implications, Dobbs also discovers that his wife Ann has been having an affair with a colleague, Dieter Frey.
All These Women (original title: För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor) is a 1964 comedy film directed by Ingmar Bergman. Along with Smiles of a Summer Night, the film is one of the few comedy films ever made by Bergman. It was Bergman's first film to be shot in colour....
Through a Glass Darkly (Swedish: Såsom i en spegel) is a 1961 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and produced by Allan Ekelund. The film explores the subtle terror of schizophrenia, both from the perspective of the patient, and their family.
The title derives from a Biblical passage (1 Corinthians 13) in which seeing through a glass darkly refers to our understanding of God when we are alive; the view will only be clear when we die. The Swedish title literally reads as in a mirror quoted from 1917 års bibelöversättning (the 1917 Swedish translation of the Bible). The film is often considered the first part of a trilogy focused on spiritual issues (together with Winter Light and The Silence), as Bergman writes, "These three films deal with reduction. Through a Glass Darkly — conquered certainty. Winter Light — penetrated certainty. The Silence — God's silence — the negative imprint. Therefore, they constitute a trilogy." Four family members are...,
Smiles of a Summer Night (Swedish: Sommarnattens leende) is a 1955 film directed by Ingmar Bergman.
It inspired the Stephen Sondheim-Harold Prince musical A Little Night Music, which opened on Broadway in 1973. (Incidentally, the hit song "Send in the Clowns" stems from this musical.)
It was part of Time's 100 greatest list.
The film's switching-partners-on-a-summer-night plot has been echoed many times, notably in the films of Woody Allen, most explicitly in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.
Summer with Monika (orig. Sommaren med Monika) is a Swedish 1953 film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It sparked controversy abroad for its frank depiction of nudity, and along with the film One Summer of Happiness from the year before, directed by Arne Mattsson, it started the reputation of Sweden as a sexually liberated place. (While Sweden is relatively sexually liberal in many regards, much of the concept of "Swedish sin" is largely exaggerated and was perpetuated by the film industry, not least by the so-called "Schwedenfilme" produced in Germany.)The film made a star of its lead actress, Harriet Andersson. Bergman had been intimately involved with Andersson at the time and conceived the film as a vehicle for her. The two of them would go on to make several other films together, even after their romantic relationship had ended, most notably Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), and Through a Glass Darkly (1961).Exploitation film presenter Kroger Babb purchased...
Harriet Andersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Municipality