Cinema: Over the Edge

FACE TO FACE

Directed and Written by INGMAR BERGMAN

This is a strange, stormy period for Ingmar Bergman. His well-publicized humiliation at the hands of the Swedish tax authorities (TIME, Feb. 16) led to two weeks in a sanitarium and, currently, recuperative retreat on Faro, his island home near Stockholm. Professionally, his movies have been enjoying, at least in America, their greatest popularity: Cries and Whispers, Scenes from a Marriage, The Magic Flute have been much honored and widely attended.

All this does not obscure the fact that Bergman is working at less than...

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