Ciné Club

Wednesday 20 January 2016 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Autumn Sonata

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden / France / Germany / UK, 1978, 99 min.

After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home. To her surprise she finds her other daughter, Helena, there as well. Helena is mentally disabled, and Eva has taken Helena out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The tension between Charlotte and Eva only builds up slowly, until a nightly conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other.

Original version swedish / english; english subtitles

Wednesday 27 January 2016 at 20:00
CERN Council Chamber

Fanny and Alexander

Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Sweden / France / Germany, 1982, 188 min.

Alexander Ekdahl and his younger sister Fanny live a wonderful life. Their parents own a local theater and the extended Ekdahl family are close, spending Christmas together. Just a few weeks after the Christmas celebrations however, their beloved father dies. The children and their mother feel the loss greatly and Alexander occasionally sees his father's spirit in the house. After a period of time, their mother informs them that she is to be married to Bishop Edvard Vergerus, someone Alexander had already encountered over a lie he once told at school. The Bishop's house is a dreary place and the Bishop proves to be a strict disciplinarian who insists on all house rules being followed. After being caught in another lie, Alexander is severely beaten and his mother realizes she must find a way to send the children away..

Original version swedish / german / yiddish/ english; english subtitles

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