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Film Club Presents: Summer with Monika

Thursday 21 June 2018, 7:00 pm9:00 pm

Ingmar Bergman’s Summer With Monika, filmed in 1953, isn’t among his best known or most representative works but it may be his most influential. When Henri Langlois included it in a 1958 Bergman retrospective at the Cinémathèque Française, several young filmmakers who would soon make up the New Wave found in it a model for the kind of intimate, personal, present-tense cinema they were aspiring to create. “The most original film by the most original of filmmakers,” wrote Jean-Luc Godard, “it is to the cinema of today what ‘Birth of a Nation’ was to the classical cinema.” Godard would begin filming Breathless the following year.