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Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-1986

Works: 257 works in 1,103 publications in 10 languages and 14,340 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Film adaptations  War films  Coming-of-age films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other, Narrator
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 )

146 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 14th century, a knight returning home from the Crusades encounters Death who challenges him to a chess game. In the balance hang the lives of the knight and a group of traveling players
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

39 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Persona by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

80 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afamous actress is stricken with psychosomatic clumness and 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 )

33 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,142 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 )

48 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A susceptible and disillusioned fisherman is urged by his wife to seek spiritual guidance from his local priest" from container
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when Karin discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, her father, husband, and younger brother are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness."--Container
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonius Block is a knight, who along with his squire, are returning home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. Antonius challenges Death to a chess game for his life. Antonius and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval that the plague has caused
Autumn sonata by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complicated and troubled relationship between a mother and a daughter
Skammen = Shame by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a remote island far removed from a raging civil war, Jan and Eva retreat to their apolitical fortress: a small vegetable farm. But their serene existence is shattered when soldiers violently invade their home. Now caught in the crosshairs of a brutal and inhuman conflict, Jan and Eva become survivors with only one concern - to endure."--Container
Ansiktet = the magician( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1846, Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater has developed quite a controversial reputation for its mesmerizing performances. The troupe consists of magician Dr. Albert Emanuel Vogler, his assistant Aman (his wife Manda disguised as a man), Granny the elderly potion mistress, coach driver Simson, and the sly barker Tubal. On the outskirts of Stockholm, Consul Abraham Egerman, Police Chief Starbeck, and Dr. Vergerus, the Royal Medical Adviser meet and detain them. These men believe the magician to be a charlatan, and are suspicious of his supposedly astonishing magic show, and demand to inspect it for themselves before it is shown to the general public. So a private show is performed as Vergerus and Vogler engage in their own battle of wills. Who will win this conflict between science and superstition?
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Swedish and held by 400 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
Höstsonaten = Autumn sonata by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 252 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
A film trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 237 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
Här har du ditt liv = Here is your life( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 220 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."
Hets = Torment by Alf Sjöberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young student is systematically tormented by his sadistic teacher, and they're both involved with the same girl. In a fit of sexual rage, the teacher kills the girl, and the boy has him arrested. But the system favors the old man, he is released, and the boy is left to face the world with only bitterness and hatred
Persona( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actress has inexplicably gone mute; a young nurse cares for her in a remote island cottage. While isolated together there, the women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema₂s most influential ideas
Early Bergman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 131 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
Kvinnodröm = Dreams by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in Swedish and English and held by 125 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
The magician by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnotist and magician Dr. Vogler heads a troupe of travelling players, which includes his wife Manda (Ingrid Thulin) dressed as a male assistant. They are examined and humiliated by Dr. Vergerus (Gunnar Bjornstrand), a cynical medical officer. During a performance convened for the medical officer and his committee, Vogler exerts his revenge. When the tables are turned again, the magician perpertrates an incredible illusion on the unbelieving doctor, but is now trapped within his own mystery
Älskande par = Loving couples by Mai Zetterling( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three mothers-to-be take a look back on their romantic lives as they are about to give birth. Each is from a different social class and each one has a different take on becoming a mother
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries
PersonaSommarnattens leende = Smiles of a summer nightWinter lightAutumn sonataÄlskande par = Loving couples
Alternative Names
Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-


Gunnar 1909-

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Johanson, Knut Gunnar.

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