Film Series : Bergman 100

To Joy

Till glädje

1950, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 99 min. With Maj-Britt Nilsson, Stig Olin, Victor Sjöström.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jul 21st 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 24th 6:00pm

"Any sense of tentativeness in Bergman's direction is gone by TO JOY...Perhaps it was the personal nature of the script, or maybe it was just down to having eight features under his belt, but when Bergman called a wrap on TO JOY, he had a truly great motion picture in the can." - Jamie S. Rich, DVD Talk

One of Bergman's most personal and accomplished early works, TO JOY begins in the young-love territory of SUMMER INTERLUDE and SUMMER WITH MONIKA: Two young violinists, Stig (Olin) and Marta (Nilsson), enter an orchestra at the same time, fall in love, and marry. Bergman (already twice-divorced) then examines the collapsing marriage with a candor that anticipates SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE. Nilsson shines in her first film role for Bergman, and Victor Sjöström, the unforgettable star of WILD STRAWBERRIES, has a major supporting role as the crusty orchestra conductor. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Ingmar Bergman film on any applicable Saturday in July, August, or September, and get a ticket for the second Bergman film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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