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Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) was a Foreign Films Film directed by Ingmar Bergman and produced by Allan Ekelund.

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Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

By Beatrice on Jan 27, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) Directed by Ingmar Bergman Written by Ingmar Bergman 1955/Sweden Svensk Filmindustri Repeat viewing/DVD collection #313 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die For my money, this is the most charmingly poetic romantic comedy of all time. The stor... Read full article

Smiles of a Summer Night

By Michael on Aug 21, 2014 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman, 1955) The lives of bourgeois lovers in Sweden during a summer of the first half of the 20th Century are inspired to let themselves live their passion. Based on a Shakespeare play, Smiles of a Summer Night was later an inspiration for Woody Allen’s ... Read full article

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According to Ingmar Bergman, Svensk Filmindustri submitted the film to that year's Cannes Film Festival without informing him. Bergman claims he found out when he was reading the newspaper, saw the headline "Swedish Success at Cannes," and soon realized they were talking about his film.
On Time magazine's 100 greatest films list.
In Ingmar Bergman's Sommaren med Monika, Åke Fridell plays the father of Monika, whose part is performed by Harriet Andersson. In this Bergman film, made only two years later, Fridell this time plays the part of Andersson's character's lover. In real life, the two were twelve years of age apart.
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