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Title Fanny och Alexander [videorecording] = Fanny and Alexander / Cinematograph ; Gaumont International ; Personafilm ; SVT Drama ; Svenska Filminstitutet ; Tobis Filmkunst ; Janus Films.

Imprint Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection ; Chicago, IL : Distributed by Home Vision Entertainment, 2004.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Video  PN1997 .F364 2004    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Theatrical version.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 188 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series The Criterion collection ; 263
Criterion collection ; 263.
Note Region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono, RDSL dual-layer.
System Details DVD format.
Language Swedish dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Note Title from container.
Cast Bertil Guve, Ewa Fröling, Pernilla August, Erland Josephson, Harriet Andersson, Allan Edwall.
Credits Cinematography, Sven Nykvist ; art director, Anna Asp ; editor, Sylvia Ingemarsson ; music, Daniel Bell, Frans Helmerson, Marianne Jacobs ; costume designer, Marik Vos ; producer, Jörn Donner ; written by Ingmar Bergman ; directed by Ingmar Bergman.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1982.
Audience Not rated.
Summary Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable, but befriend a local Jewish merchant whose odd household becomes the children's refuge.
Note Special features: New high-definition digital transfer; audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie; a new essay by novelist Rick Moody; includes a bonus disc featuring new introductions by director Ingmar Bergman to eleven of his films, as well as a selection of theatrical trailers.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 1984: Oscar - Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Anna Asp, Susanne Lingheim); Best Cinematography (Sven Nykvist); Best Costume Design (Marik Vos-Lundh); Best Foreign Language Film (Sweden).
Subject Brothers and sisters -- Sweden -- Drama.
Families -- Sweden -- Drama.
Remarriage -- Sweden -- Drama.
Indexed Term Familj Sverige Drama
Genre/Form Feature films.
Foreign films -- Sweden.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Bergman, Ingmar, 1918-2007.
Guve, Bertil, 1971-
Fröling, Ewa, 1952-
August, Pernilla, 1958-
Josephson, Erland, 1923-2012.
Andersson, Harriet.
Nykvist, Sven.
Bell, Daniel, 1928-
Helmerson, Frans, 1945-
Jacobs, Marianne, 1946-
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
Tobis Filmkunst GmbH.
Personafilm GmbH.
Gaumont International.
Cinematograph (Firm)
Janus Films.
Added Title Fanny and Alexander
Ingmar Bergman's Fanny & Alexander
Fanny och Alexander (Motion picture)
ISBN 0780029437
Standard No. 037429201022
Music No. FAN060 Criterion Collection