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Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-1986

Overview
Works: 188 works in 986 publications in 11 languages and 13,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Television programs  Historical films  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Gunnar Björnstrand
 
Most widely held works by Gunnar Björnstrand
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

167 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,191 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 )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,771 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
Persona by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

74 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,554 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 )

43 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sharp satire about eight Swedish aristocrats who become romantically and comically intertwined over a single weekend
Winter light by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 932 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
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

46 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 889 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
Ansiktet = the magician by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

37 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 631 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 )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shame probes the atrocities of war--both internal and external--as a young couple struggles to survive while the world around them crumbles into chaos"--Container
Gycklarnas afton by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Swedish and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the dwindling fortunes of a touring circus company in early 20th century Sweden
Autumn sonata by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international concert pianist visits her grown daughter after a seven-year absence. Aching with the memory of her mother's neglect, the introverted daughter explodes into a rage and the reunion turns into a shattering confrontation
Här har du ditt liv = Here is your life( Visual )

4 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in Swedish and English and held by 252 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 235 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 202 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
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
Kvinnodröm = Dreams by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in Swedish and English and held by 119 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
Älskande par = Loving couples by Mai Zetterling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Swedish and held by 86 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
Ingmar Bergman collection by Ingrid Bergman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 5 newly restored films of Ingmar Bergman and a bonus disc of "never-before-seen materials."
A lesson in love by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A marriage of many years' standing is breaking up with husband and wife going on their own ways. But the husband realises that he still loves his wife and, by a trick, breaks up her affair with her lover and wins her back"--Film index international
Fanny och Alexander = Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé figurant sur la jaquette : "À travers le regard de deux enfants, l'évocation de toutes les étapes de la vie d'une femme au début du 20ème siècle."
Ingmar Bergman : four masterworks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Swedish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smiles of a summer night: A sharp satire about eight Swedish aristocrats who become romantically and comically intertwined over a single weekend. Includes Director approved special edition features
 
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Smultronstället = Wild strawberriesIngmar Bergman : four masterworks
Alternative Names
Björnstrand, Gunnar 1909-

Gunnar

Gunnar 1909-

Gunnar Björnstrand acteur suédois

Gunnar Björnstrand actor sueco

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

Գուննար Բյորնստրանդ

گونار بیورنستراند بازیگر سوئدی

グンナール・ビョルンストランド

甘納爾·布耶恩施特蘭德

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PersonaSommarnattens leende = Smiles of a summer nightWinter lightAutumn sonataÄlskande par = Loving couplesIngmar Bergman collectionA lesson in loveFanny och Alexander = Fanny and AlexanderIngmar Bergman : four masterworks