- Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi)
- Heroes For Sale (William Wellman)
- Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)
- The Queen (Stephen Frears)
- Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu)
- Holy Motors (Leos Carax)
- The Harmonium In My Memory (Young-jae Lee )
- The In-Laws (Arthur Hiller)
- Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg)
- Torment (Alf Sjöberg)
1- Seeing Bergman’s trilogy again after many decades has been a very satisfying experience. What the hell did I make of these movies when I was 15 years old?
2- Watching The Queen again makes me realize yet again how irrelevant the Oscars are. Does anyone remember The Departed now? Who would rather watch Gandhi than E.T? The awards and the rankings just appear more and more ridiculous to me as time goes on.
3- What a treat to watch two films by Alf Sjöberg back to back while working my way again through Ingmar Bergman’s oeuvre. Alf Sjöberg was one of Bergman’s mentor’s and indeed, Torment was Bergman’s first screenplay.It contains all the delightful misanthropy we have come to expect from him. I thoroughly enjoyed Miss Julie, as well. I remember that it was frequently programmed in the New York City revival houses of my youth, but since it was in Swedish and not by Bergman, I gave it a pass. Ah, youth.