BTXXXIII 1960: Storm Weather

Storm Weather (Oväder). Ingmar Bergman. 1960. ⭐⭐⭐⭐★★.

This is a TV play shown on the occasion of Strindberg’s 111th birthday or something equally spurious. It features nobody from Bergman’s usual coterie of actors, so perhaps they’re all taken from Bergman’s theatre ensemble?

As theatre actors most of them deliver their lines very crisply and precisely, but there’s one guy who has no “k”s in his diction and is quite nasal… Very difficult to follow.

Fortunately this copy from the Bergman Pirate has English subtitles.

Of the TV theatre pieces so far, this is the most “just point some cameras towards the stage” one. I really like it, though… in parts. The guy who plays “The Guy” isn’t very interesting. And has bad diction.

This post is part of the 87 Bergman Things series.

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