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- Autumn Sonata
- 99 min.
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This movie tears at the heart of anyone with unresolved issues with their parents from childhood. The fortunate thing the women in this movie had was that they could discuss, shout, get angry at and have things out with each other. Most people carry guilts and hatreds with them all their lives until their parents are dead. Then, there is no opportunity to deal with the issues. Keep the tissues handy when watching this one. Besides the gut-wrenching dialog, the cinematography is splendid.
Powerful experience. It touches the 'big themes': solitude, desperation, hopes, affection, disappointments and grace, all in a very delicate but intense way. It felt like I only watched it for 5 minutes, so moving was the dialogue. One of my absolute favorites.
This movie is... so sad and so perfect.
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This movie ranks #5 in Music
This movie ranks #14 in 1970s
This movie ranks #50 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
This movie ranks #60 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #99 in FLM's Best Swedish Films of All Time
This movie ranks #128 in iCheckMovies - Most Favorite
This movie ranks #582 in Doubling the Canon
This movie ranks #810 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films