Smiles Of A Summer Night

108 mins.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Swedish with subtitles
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After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman.

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in the country, the women collude to force the men’s hands in matters of the heart, exposing their pretensions and insecurities along the way.

Chock-full of flirtatious propositions and sharp witticisms delivered by such Swedish screen legends as Gunnar Björnstrand and Harriet Andersson, SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT is one of cinema’s great erotic comedies.