Fanny & Alexander
Fanny & Alexander (1982)

In 1982, Ingmar Bergman emerged with one of his most singularly acclaimed films - a work that dramatically broke away from much of the moody psychodrama that characterized such earlier motion pictures as Cries & Whispers and Hour of the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 17, 1982
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Lance Goldenberg
Village Voice

A sprawling, ornately constructed entertainment.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The result is one of Bergman's most haunting and suggestive films.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the filmmaker's most personal and finely detailed works.

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Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture

This premiere of the original cut, running at 312 minutes, leaves room for more than a story of one life.

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Variety Staff

A sumptuously produced period piece that is also a rich tapestry of childhood memoirs and moods, fear and fancy, employing all the manners and means of the best of cinematic theatrical from high and low comedy to darkest tragedy.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

During its three hours, seasons come and go, friends and relatives gather for funerals, weddings and christenings, and all human life is here.

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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

Sumptuous, haunting, and unusually tender... a nakedly psychological 'in' to [Bergman's] earliest artistic impulses; nothing else in his oeuvre addresses so directly his childhood escapes into fantasy as the by-product of a harsh Lutheran upbringing.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's a marvellously engrossing and thought-provoking film, filled with dazzling dramatic set-pieces and witty, knowing allusions to its creator's artistic conceits and deceits.

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Peter Bradshaw

Dickensian in its extravagant emotional power - with a hint of Charlotte Brontë - and some Chekhov in its melancholy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Finally got to see the full length five hour television version. My hands are tied. Until the judging committee agrees on a new scoring system, I am… More
Mike S
Without doubt the best movie I've seen by Ingmar Bergman so far! This amazing classic has some of the most beautiful scenery and art-directing ever… More
Alex roy
Ingmar Bergman crafts a stunning piece of cinema that is bold, ambitious and superbly acted and is a film that ranks among the finest of foreign cinema. The… More
Matheus Carvalho
A primeira cena de Fanny e Alexander introduz o menino do título (Bertil Guve) a contemplar um palco em miniatura vazio. Nós, no papel de espectadores, nos… More
Lucas Martins
Criative and inspiring masterpiece tale by Bergman.
Dan Schultz
A scrumptious, intricately plotted drama concerning a family in early 1900's Sweden, and how the mother struggles to find a male figure after her husband… More