Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema's two great Bergmans-Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker's recurring lead Liv Ullmann as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman's major dramatic works.
Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman from 2003
Audio commentary featuring Bergman expert Peter Cowie
The Making of "Autumn Sonata," a three-and-a-half-hour program examining every aspect of the production
New interview with actor Liv Ullmann
A 1981 conversation between actor Ingrid Bergman and critic John Russell Taylor at the National Film Theatre in London