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Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-1986

Works: 298 works in 1,129 publications in 9 languages and 14,547 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Horror films  War films  Historical films  Melodrama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Costume designer, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gunnar Björnstrand
Most widely held works by Gunnar Björnstrand
Persona by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

75 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,345 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
The seventh seal( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused
Smultronstället = Wild strawberries by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in Swedish and held by 1,290 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
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

74 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegory of man's search for meaning in life. A knight, after returning home from the Crusades, plays a game of chess with Death while the plague ravages medieval Europe
Nattvardsgästerna = Winter light by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

50 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Ericsson, un pasteur dont l'institutrice, Marta, est la maîtresse, une maîtresse qui ne croit pas en Dieu, se rend chez Jonas Persson dont la foi chancelle. Il ne pourra empêcher son suicide et se montrera maladroit lorsqu'il lui faudra prévenir l'épouse. Thomas perd sa foi et répète dans une église vide, où n'est présente que la sceptique Marta, venue par amour, des gestes vides
Sommarnattens leende = Smiles of a summer night by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 885 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
Såsom i en spegel = Through a glass darkly by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

24 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A schizophrenic girl (Harriet Andersson) sinking into madness, is the focal point for the emotions of three men - her husband (Max Von Sydow) a doctor, who is helpless to cure her, her father (Gunnar Bjornstrand), who is horrified to find that he can watch her disease with complete detachment, and her brother (Lars Passgard) for whom she represents the mysterious attractiveness of the opposite sex. A crisis is reached when, after a number of hallucinations, she seduces the boy
Autumn sonata( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in Swedish and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reunion between an international concert pianist and her daughter explodes into a shattering confrontation with buried resentments from the past
Ansiktet = the magician( Visual )

6 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 530 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?
Skammen = Shame by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

30 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 525 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
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in Swedish and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the dwindling fortunes of a touring circus company in early 20th century Sweden
The Seventh seal by Ingmar Sydow, Max Von Bergman( Visual )

27 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in Swedish and English and held by 359 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
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

28 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 299 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 and younger brother are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness
Smiles of a summer night by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight characters become four couples while vacationing at a country estate. A clever, erotic comedy that inspired the scenario for the Broadway hit A Little night music. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival grand prize for best comedy
Här har du ditt liv = Here is your life by Jan Troell( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell (The Emigrants, The New Land) is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden. Based on a series of semi-autobiographical novels by Nobel Prize winner Eyvind Johnson, the film follows a working-class boy's development, from naive teenager to intellectually curious young adult, from logger to movie projectionist to politically engaged man of the people--all set against the backdrop of a slowly industrializing rural landscape. With its mix of modernist visual ingenuity and elegantly structured storytelling, this enchanting film--presented here in its original nearly three-hour cut--is a reminder that Troell is one of European cinema's greatest and most sensitive illuminators of the human condition
Höstsonaten = Autumn sonata by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Swedish and held by 255 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
Smultronstället by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in Swedish and Spanish and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Isak Borg est un médecin âgé qui va recevoir une récompense pour sa carrière à l'Université de Lund. Sur le trajet qui le mène à cette cérémonie, il fait la connaissance de trois jeunes gens et d'un couple. Ces rencontres fortuites, ce voyage initiatique font d'Isak un homme en proie à ses rêves, souvenirs d'une jeunesse auprès de celle qu'il aimait et cueuillait pour lui des fraises sauvages... (d'après la jaquette)
A film trilogy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 217 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
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Smultronstället = Wild strawberries
Smultronstället = Wild strawberriesNattvardsgästerna = Winter lightSmiles of a summer night
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Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-


Gunnar 1909-

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Johanson, Knut Gunnar.

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