Sunday's Children

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Sunday's Children ★★★½ 1994

Lyrical exploration of childhood continues trilogy that includes “Fanny and Alexander” and “Best Intentions.” Wistful childhood memoir takes up the story of Ingmar Bergman's family eight years after the director was born. Many of the same familial issues surface, but story soon narrows its focus to the relationship between little Ingmar, whom everyone calls Pu, and his stern father Henrik. Deeply emotional and intense, film represents the steps toward forgiveness that the elder Bergman is finally able to take regarding the painful relationship he had with his own father. Father-son theme made more poignant with Ingmar's son Daniel making his feature debut as director. 118m/C VHS . SW Thommy Berggren, Lena Endre, Henrik Linnros, Jacob Leygraf, Maria Bolme, Borje Ahlstedt, Per Myrberg; D: Daniel Bergman; W: Ingmar Bergman.