About

As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid E...

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Directed by

Ingmar Bergman

Written by

Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay)

Runtime

188 minutes

Country

Germany, France, Sweden

Language

Swedish

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship christmas loss of loved one funeral ghost sweden dying and death child prodigy bishop theatre group early 1900s

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#55 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Sven Nykvist

Oscar for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Oscar for Best Costume Design

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film