Sunday's Children
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Written by pantheon Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, Sunday's Children was directed by Bergman's son Daniel. This intensely autobiographical film takes place when the elder Bergman was a child of eight. In a near-cathartic fashion, the story illustrates the strained relationship between young Ingmar and his minister father, and the understanding (not always a warm one) between them. Though Daniel Bergman pursues his own visual style, this is his father's film through and through, and as such should be given an honored place in Ingmar's body of work. Sunday's Children is,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Immensely sympathetic, viewed either as a self-contained work or as part of the Bergman canon, it is written by Ingmar and directed by his son Daniel."
‑ , Time Out
"A good movie."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The ambiguity of the story, as well as the brooding nature of its subject matter, make for a slow and studious narrative structure that has little in the way of sustained development and payoff."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It's really little more than a single anecdote, but an anecdote so full of mirrors, so magically placed, that the film manages to reflect the future while also revealing new interpretations of the past."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Ingmar Bergman's days behind the camera may be over, but he apparently still has a worthwhile story or two left to tell."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"For many, lightweight Bergman can be more enjoyable than almost any other film work."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"There's little here you haven't seen in other artists' summer reminiscences. But there's something delicate and magical about this particular season, probably because of the knowledge that you are tapping directly into Bergman's childhood."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Powerful teaching tool for men trying to come to terms with their own wounded father inside."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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