“Rarely have I felt so strongly during a movie that my mind had been shifted into a different kind of reality.” - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Sumptuous, haunting, and unusually tender.” - Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

Saturday, February 10, 11:00 a.m. (Low Ticket Alert) | For those easing cautiously into epic runtimes, we've reserved the briefest cinematic journey for last. Through 10-year-old Alexander's eyes, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. FANNY AND ALEXANDER is Ingmar Bergman’s warmest and most autobiographical film, a four-time Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality. Ingmar Bergman described FANNY AND ALEXANDER as "the sum total of my life as a filmmaker." And in this, the full-length version of his triumphant valediction, his vision is expressed at its fullest. Program includes one intermission.

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, Academy Awards
Nominee - Best Director, Academy Awards
Winner - Best Foreign Film, César Awards, France
Winner - Best Foreign Film, Golden Globes
Winner - Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, New York Film Critics Circle Awards

$20 - Film Center Members
$20 - SAIC Students/Faculty/Staff*
$30 - Students*
$40 - General Public

*Redeem discount at the box office with valid ID. One discounted ticket per ID.

Settle In SeriesBinge watching a television show or catching a double feature? Child’s play. Prove your passion for pacing with six films that test the limits of runtimes, that lean into their length, and that invite you to Settle In. Tickets include bottomless popcorn and coffee; showtimes include bathroom and stretching breaks (feel free to bring a pillow); and ticket holders have the option to add a boxed lunch to their experience ($16) courtesy of our friends at Food For Thought. Coffee generously provided by the local roasters at Dark Matter Coffee. View full series here.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu