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A story of two refugees - wife and husband - from the dictatorship. This imbalance was addressed in Scene From A Marriage (possibly my favorite Bergman) where Liv Ulmann has as many flaws as her husband and is made to examine herself in the course of that long film.

this may be a more palatable and conventional distillation of the talents of the Greatest film director who ever lived. A blind musician falls in love with a kindhearted girl. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. There are however a few concerts scenes that may have been better had they been trimmed in length, as seeing a whole concert performed is not necessary in the story.

Therefore we don't really root for him and can't believe the extent to which Marta is willing to forgive his sins. The story has all the ingredients that will later evolve into genius, it shows many of Bergman's evolving themes and preoccupations. You can see his facial reaction to the situation, but Bergman, as ever, is restrained with the schmaltz, and the story is told with a nod or a look.

Edward Terence Ferrari . This is a common flaw for great male writers and artists who seem unable to create three dimensional women, they are either saints or whores. "To Joy" is another of Bergman's first films in the Director's chair and is filled with his somber and dark vision as well as sharp and poignant dialogue. If you are a Bergman or classical music fan, and can find this obscure early film, (probably only available on the Criterion 'Early Bergman' box set), To Joy... is a superb early example of this god-like artist's genius.

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Drama / Romance., Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Swedish-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 20 April 2020, at 18:38. He recalls falling in love, and reacting badly after Marta became pregnant. a phenomenal portrayal of issues that hit a chord with me. aka: Till glädje. The actual release date was 1950 in Sweden, the 1973 date shown here is the American release date. Cinemark The film is introduced with an emergency call that Marta has died horribly, the kids have survived, then a long flashback into their courtship and relationship. He was a terrific actor, returning to Bergman a few years later in 'Wild Strawberries'. Overwrought melodrama that traces the pains in a rocky marriage. Their quiet life in a new free country is impossible because of the husband's dark secret. Well, we’re not 5 dudes in a room talking about our passion for Fight Club and Braveheart. Looking for a deeper insight into the most popular series of British film comedies? Tim Brayton, our seasoned film critic, shares a more critical view of film, an appreciation for vintage cinema and perhaps limited-release movies that we might otherwise miss. Cast : Maj-Britt Nilsson, Stig Olin, Birger Malmsten, “Spontaneous is a lot.