Ingmar Bergman, 1978
USA | Format: 35mm | 97 minutes
When a famous concert-pianist (Ingrid Bergman) goes home to Sweden for a reunion with the now-married, self-sacrificing daughter (Liv Ullmann) she essentially abandoned in favor of her career, the two women try to make their peace with the past. In flashback and in closeup, during a ferocious 24-hour encounter session, Bergman makes us see that the past is a country that can be revisited, but never really altered. "This long night's journey into day allows the director's namesake to give a remarkable performance, displaying every aspect of her screen personality over the years--naivete, sophistication, gaiety, and tragedy. It was Ingrid Bergman's first Swedish film for almost 40 years and, sadly, her last feature before her death." —Bergan and Karney, Holt Foreign Film Guide.