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Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-1986

Works: 141 works in 936 publications in 11 languages and 12,009 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Film adaptations  War films  Interviews  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gunnar Björnstrand
Most widely held works by Gunnar Björnstrand
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

176 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A knight returning home from the Crusades encounters Death, who agrees to a chess game. In the balance hang the lives of the knight and a group of traveling players. This issue contains an audio essay by film historian, Peter Cowie and an illustrated and annotated filmography
Persona by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

66 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stricken with psychosomatic muteness, a famous actress is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house where the two gradually assume each other's personalities
Sommarnattens leende Smiles of a summer night by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

54 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp satire about eight Swedish aristocrats who become romantically and comically intertwined over a single weekend. Includes Director approved special edition features
Winter light by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

76 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un sacerdote realiza su trabajo litr︢gico con la iglesia casi vaca̕. Est ̀enfermo y solitario, y el amor de la maestra Marta se ha vuelto para ľ una carga insoportable. Su vida est ̀seca y sin sentido y cuando un campesino y su esposa vienen a pedirle un consejo es incapaz de ofrecer ninguna clase de ayuda. Poco despuš el campesino se suicida y Thomas, el pastor, se encuentra ante un abismo vaco̕ que nada es capaz de llenar
Through a glass darkly by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un escritor siempre muy ocupado y alejado viene a pasar unos da̕s con sus hijos, un muchacho adolescente y una joven con problemas mentales, casada con un mďico que la cuida con gran ternura. Los da̕s de estancia en una isla durante un hermoso verano, se convierten en momento de crisis para todos y especialmente para el padre, que es confrontado con su incapacidad de darle a su familia lo que de ľ requiere
Smultronstället Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

56 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an aged doctor's journey through a compelling landscape of dream and memory as he travels to receive an honorary degree. Haunting flashbacks and incidents along the way force him to confront his life and its failings
Ansiktet the magician by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un extraño espectáculo está a punto de llegar a Estocolmo; la compañía teatral del Doctor Vogler está dispuesta a ofrecer sus servicios de "entretenimiento curativo" con una extraordinaria herramienta que desafiará los principios de la ciencia: El Magnetismo. En su intento por desprestigiar a la compañía de Vogler, los representantes de la razón y el orden de la ciudad recibirán una inesperada lección
Skammen Shame by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jan y Eva Rosenberg, dos ms︢icos, huyen de la guerra civil que ha asolado su pas̕ y se instalan a vivir en una isla, apartados del mundo. Con humildad y sencillez viven tranquilos y felices, y sl̤o su arte les preocupa. Hasta que un da̕ llegan los soldados y todo cambia radicalmente. La pareja es detenida bajo la acusacin̤ de colaborar con las fuerzas rebeldes. La unidad militar que tiene la misin̤ de defender la isla est ̀dirigida por un antiguo amigo de Jan y Eva, el coronel Jacobi. Pero esto empeorar ̀la situacin̤. Con brutalidad, la guerra, la "vergenza", se instala, con su cortejo de incendios al napalm, de sumarias ejecuciones, de redadas, de torturas
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner's wife and children live, whom he hasn't seen in three years
Autumn sonata by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her grown 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
Här har du ditt liv = Here is your life( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in Swedish and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Olof, an adolescent boy growing up in Sweden in the period prior to World War I. Olaf begins his working life as a logger in Northern Sweden and then quickly progresses through a series of jobs in a brick factory and a sawmill, finally taking a job as a projectionist in a small provincial cinema. Along the way a carnival dancer inititiates him into the joys of sex. As he grows older he joins Sweden's Socialist movement and becomes a union organizer working in the Swedish railroad system. The melancholic quality of the film is summed up in a statement by a logger that Olaf meets while working in Northern Sweden, "I've had my ups and downs, like butter you drop on the stove, a hiss and then its gone."
A film trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four disc set features Swedish director Ingmar Bergman's work on three of his most powerful films presented as a trilogy. The films of the trilogy examine the necessity of religion and question the promise of faith. The last disc is a documentary film offering views on set construction, lighting, rehearsals, editing, as well as intimate conversations with Ingmar Bergman and members of his cast and crew
Hets Torment by Alf Sjöberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark coming-of-age drama about a boarding-school senior, Widgren, terrorized by his sadistic Latin teacher. When Widgren falls for a troubled local girl, Bertha, he finds himself caught up even further in a web of emotional mind games
Kvinnodröm Dreams by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Also known as 'Journey in autumn', this classic drama follows fashion director Susanne and young model Doris as they journey to Gothenburg for a fashion shoot and hope to fulfill their dreams of finding love. However, the unsatisfactory affairs in which the women become entangled offer little escape from their disillusionment. Acknowledged one of the finest male directors of women, Ingmar Bergman's intimate and absorbing film examines the agony of love and impenetrable barriers that consumerism and material things erect between people." -- Container
Early Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torment: A dark coming-of-age drama about a boarding-school senior, Widgren, terrorized by his sadistic Latin teacher. When Widgren falls for a troubled local girl, Bertha, he finds himself caught up even further in a web of emotional mind games
Riten by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

34 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theatrical troupe consisting of husband, wife and wife's lover are subjected to inquiry by a sadistic, hypocritical jurist
Secrets of women by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four married women meet at a summer cottage, waiting for their husbands to return home. They share with each other stories about thier marriages as well as their past indiscretions. While this is happening, Marta's younger sister, Maj, is planning to elope
A Lesson in love by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Dr David Erneman rompt avec sa maîtresse Suzanne, et prend le train. Dans le compartiment, il fait le pari avec un voyageur de séduire la jeune femme qui s'y trouve. Il triomphe, car c'est son épouse Marianne, qui le quitte pour rejoindre son ancien fiancé. Au cours du voyage, il évoquent quelques souvenirs: les fiançailles de Marianne qui a abandonné Carl-Adam pour David. À la guerre, ce dernier qui retrouve le couple, et les trois qui s'embarquent pour le Danemark. Finalement David et Marianne renouent
The Ingmar Bergman collection by Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 5 newly restored films of Ingmar Bergman and a bonus disc of "never-before-seen materials."
Ingmar Bergman four masterworks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild strawberries: A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity
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PersonaThe Ingmar Bergman collection
Alternative Names
Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-


Gunnar 1909-

Gunnar Björnstrand acteur suédois

Gunnar Björnstrand attore svedese

Gunnar Björnstrand schwedischer Schauspieler

Gunnar Björnstrand svéd színész

Gunnar Björnstrand svensk skådespelare

Gunnar Björnstrand svensk skodespelar

Gunnar Björnstrand svensk skuespiller

Gunnar Björnstrand Swedish actor

Gunnar Björnstrand szwedzki aktor

Gunnar Björnstrand Zweeds acteur

Johanson, Knut Gunnar.

Гунар Бьорнстранд

Гуннар Бьёрнстранд

گونار بیورنستراند بازیگر سوئدی


Sommarnattens leende Smiles of a summer nightWinter lightSmultronstället Wild strawberriesAutumn sonataRitenSecrets of womenA Lesson in loveThe Ingmar Bergman collectionIngmar Bergman four masterworks