In this episode, I talk about Ingmar Bergman's 1951 film "Summer Interlude." It's about Marie, a young ballet dancer who receives the diary of a young man with whom she had a passionate love affair in her teens. The diary plunges her back into memories of their brief and tragic romance. I explore themes of love, loss, mourning one's childhood, how we build up walls to keep out pain, and much more.
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Original artwork by Dhiyanah Hassan
Full show notes:
- More information about Feminist Popcorn
- Images: My Life in Film by Ingmar Bergman
- ingmarbergman.se article on Summer Interlude
- More about The Red Shoes
- More about Ballet Russes
- Black Swan
- Carlos Saura's Blood Wedding
- Carlos Saura's Fados
- My episode on The Tango Lesson by Sally Potter
- L.P. Hartley's The Go-Between
- My episode on Summertime by David Lean
- My episode on Birth by Jonathan Glazer