BTXLIV 1967: Stimulantia

Stimulantia (“Daniel” section). Ingmar Bergman. 1967. ⭐⭐★★★★.

The mid-60s wasn’t Bergman’s busiest period, film-wise. All These Women in 64, Persona in 66, and Hour of the Wolf in 68. Well, OK, for anybody else, that’s a quite impressive schedule, but Bergman had basically done about two films per year until now, so…

Anyway! This is an anthology film: Nine different directors doing their own short film: Some documentary and some not. Bergman contributes some home 16mm footage of his son Daniel. (And then Bergman reads a bit from his screenplay for Hour of the Wolf.)

It’s Bergman’s most sentimental piece EVER… but is it any good? Eh.

The non-Bergman parts are very 60s kinda experimental stuff. Which I like.

(The rating is for the Bergman bit only. The rest is way more starry.)

This post is part of the 87 Bergman Things series.

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