Port of Call


(Ingmar Bergman, 1948).
Completists will jump at the chance to see this rarely-shown early Bergman drama made while the director was still seeking a style of his own and was influenced by Neo-realism, particularly the films of Rossellini. It was largely shot at the Goteborg docks where a tormented young girl, scarred by her parents’ unhappy marriage, attempts to escape with a sailor. More physical than metaphysical, social criticism is a major element here, and the picture strikes an almost documentary note.

Fri., July 18, 11 a.m., 2008

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 9, 2008

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