Movie critique – Fanny & Alexander (1982 – Bergman) by Alex

Yet another so called “masterpiece” including step dad issues in a ridiculously rich & famous family and made IMDB top 250 because the director’s name is Ingmar Bergman.

There has already been a very boring Hamlet, so what’s the point in remaking that?

The only nice thing was the art direction in the movie. The mood of the characters correspond well with the scenes/colors/dresses and even curtains 🙂 So? That’s it.

Noone understands the movie. Many appreciations were made how supernatural, divine magic interferes etc.

Here is a spolier for you:

The kids literally die and never have escaped or rescued! End scene proves that the mother did not see her child when she is going out. Only the grandma sees Alexander, as she sees other ghosts like her son (real father of Alexander)

I really do not get what is Fanny doing in the movie except for being an eyewitness. Nothing special about her. The movie should have been called Alexander’s revenge. Fanny has almost no lines and stands as a background in the scenes.

Aaron, Ishmael… Ok we see the religious names of prophets and etc. Alex do not even believe in God. When he was possessed by Ishmael, he created the fire event in the house and took revenge/rescued his mother and twin sisters to be born. Just like what he saw as ghosts in the house before his death.

OMG! This was Hamlet taking revenge after death with really good art direction and mood-matching color choice in the curtains. That’s it.

Do not waste your 3 hours on a 6 out of 10 please. Life is short.


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Alex - Project Lady

35 year old woman who has hit the rock bottom tryin to get up again and reach her 35 dreams I am a psychologist who suffers from major depression and severe fibromyalgia. It was all about career to me. But today, I have no job, no husband, no kids. Alone. And, I want to change my fucking life.

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