Fanny and Alexander (1982)


Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Fanny och Alexander (original title)

It's the early twentieth century Sweden. Adolescent siblings Alexander and Fanny Ekdahl lead a relatively joyous and exuberant life with their well-off extended paternal family, led by the family matriarch, their grandmother, Helena Ekdahl. The openness of the family culture is exemplified by Helena's now deceased husband ending up becoming best friends with one of her lovers, a Jewish puppet maker named Isak Jacobi, and their Uncle Gustav Adolf's open liaison with one of the family maids, Maj, who everyone in the family adores, even Gustav Adolf's wife, Alma. Between the siblings, Alexander in particular has inherited the family's love of storytelling, his parents and his grandmother who are actors and who manage their own theater. Things change for Alexander and Fanny when their father, Oscar, dies shortly after Christmas 1907. Although she truly does believe she loves him, the children's mother, Emilie, decides to marry Bishop Edvard Vergérus, who she first met as the officiate at ...
West Germany
IMDb   8.1 /10
Metacritic   100 %
TheMovieDb    7.8 /10
FilmAffinity   7.9 /10
Director Ingmar Bergman
Writer Ingmar Bergman
Release Date1982-12-17
Runtime3h 8min
Content RatingR (R)
AwardsTop Rated Movies #246 | Won 4 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 12 nominations.
CompanyCinematograph AB, Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI), Gaumont
CountrySweden, France, West Germany
LanguageSwedish, German, Yiddish, English, French
Siri - Ekdahlska huset
Carl Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Fanny Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Putte Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Police Superintendent Jespersson - Ekdahlska huset
Witness to Bishop's Death - Ekdahlska huset
Oscar Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Alida - Ekdahlska huset
Emilie Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Patricia Gélin
Patricia Gélin
Statue - Ekdahlska huset (as Patricia Gelin)
Majlis Granlund
Majlis Granlund
Miss Vega - Ekdahlska huset
Petra Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Alexander Ekdahl - Ekdahlska huset
Berta - Ekdahlska huset
Sonya Hedenbratt
Sonya Hedenbratt
Aunt Emma - Ekdahlska huset