--Robert Horton. Theatrical Cut (188 min.) Why Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander / Fanny och Alexander bears its appellation is a mystery – one of many in the director’s final ‘filmic film’ – since the first titular character, Fanny (Pernilla Allwin) is at best a third- or fourth-level supporting character. As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company.
Television Version (322 min.)
Through the eyes of sister and brother Fanny and Alexander Ekdahl, the many ups-and-downs of the extended Ekdahl family at the turn-of-the-twentieth-century are put on display in the director’s 312-minute, full length version, made for Swedish television. Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Two young Swedish children experience the many comedies and tragedies of their family, the Ekdahls. Fanny and Alexander (Swedish: Fanny och Alexander) is a 1982 historical drama film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.The plot focuses on two siblings and their large family in Uppsala, Sweden during the first decade of the twentieth century.
What editions are available? Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander" (1982) was intended to be his last film, and in it, he tends to the business of being young, of being middle-aged, of being old, of being a man, woman, Christian, Jew, sane, crazy, rich, poor, religious, profane. Fanny and Alexander was Bergman's final theatrical film, though he has gone right on making TV movies and writing screenplays. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. Special features. This is a fitting treatment of his triumph. I have been interested in seeing Fanny and Alexander for some time now, but I'm not sure whether to go for the 188 minute film version or the 312 minute version that … In fact, in the three-hour theatrical version she is not even mentioned by name for nearly an hour into the film. With Bertil Guve, Pernilla Allwin, Kristina Adolphson, Börje Ahlstedt.