The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Summer with Monika

Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

Sweden | 96 minutes | Rated R


Friday, July 20, 2012, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7pm - 9pm

"The erotic portrayal of young love in Ingmar Bergman's film remains powerful to this day. It is a courageous film, fighting for Harry and Monika, who rebel against their drab lives in Stockholm for one passionate summer together on the Swedish archipelago. It is also a key film in Bergman's career, solidifying his move toward an increased focus on women's perspectives. Although modestly made and received originally, the film steadily acquired a reputation. Rediscovered amid the mania generated by Smiles of a Summer Night (1955) and The Seventh Seal (1957), and fueled by praise from Jean-Luc Godard, it was hailed as an early example of Bergman's artistic vision. - Laura Hubner, Criterion