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Genre: Drama

Duration: 188 Minutes

Fanny and Alexander – World Cinema Talk

World Cinema Masterworks Film Talk With Jeff Bender

Join The Westdale as we take a tour around the world to explore the finest films from international cinema. A combination of classic and contemporary, World Cinema at The Westdale will lead you on a winding journey through masterworks by acclaimed filmmakers and the stories they tell will broaden your movie-going horizons.

Come on an adventure around the world with us after the film! Through his film talks, Jeff will introduce us to the masterworks focusing on specific international film movements, spotlighting legendary filmmakers, and interviewing special guests. He will lead interactive discussions about the films and get us excited about where we are traveling next.

The Film Talk is included with admission.

Fanny & Alexander – 1981 Sweden
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Language: Swedish with English subtitles

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the director’s warmest and most autobiographical film, an Academy Award–winning triumph that combines his trademark melancholy and emotional intensity with immense joy and sensuality. Bergman described Fanny and Alexander as “the sum total of my life as a filmmaker.”

The Film Talks will be recorded. By attending, you consent that your voice and/or likeness may be recorded.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (or valid medical exemption) is required to attend an indoor event in Ontario beginning September 22, 2021. Patrons, guests, and rental customers 12 or older will be required to show accepted proof, alongside a valid government-issued photo ID. Guests 11 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult