Summer with Monika

Summer with Monika

Despite their differing personalities Harry (Lars Ekborg) and Monika (Harriett Andersson) are desperately in love, and escape their working class lives to spend an idyllic summer in the Swedish islands. Monika’s ‘free-spiritedness’ comes into direct conflict with having Harry’s child though, and she determines to live her entire life as a summer holiday. Controversial at its time for naturalistic nudity this is Bergman’s meditation on the conflict between temporal freedom and personal responsibility.

 

Summer with Monika

  • Director: Ingmar Bergman
  • Year: 1953
  • Run Time: 96 mins
  • Format: 16 mm
  • Country: Sweden
  • Rating: R