Monika is going for the Summer of her life. No longer a child she dreams of freedom and living the most of her own existence. She finds herself in the middle of a struggle between her tedious family life and work and the pungent idealistic thoughts that cross her mind. When she finds an ally- Harry, the love between them comes spontaneously and the escape from their misfortune seems possible. And then the summer comes to heat their naked skins as they reveal their bodies and souls to find the freedom they were looking for. As they feel freedom approaching they're caught by human fate. Monika is an adult now, the summer has ended. Ideals are dead and there is no freedom for mortals. Still life goes on. (More life still goes on.) No place for pessimism in this brilliant film by Ingmar Bergman. A very conscientious look into the passage to adulthood, still hopeful as it is firmly connected with the nature of beings, as it is full of passion for life as it is.
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Summer with Monika (1953)
Sommaren med Monika is a movie starring Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, and Dagmar Ebbesen. A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.
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Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his father's boat and they spend the summer together in an isolated island. Monika gets pregnant, and Harry decides to marry her. He grows up, gets a job and returns to his studies, trying to improve their lives and raise their daughter June, while Monika just wants to have fun.
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Passion and conscienceReviewed byexorbitanteVote: 7/10
When this wonderful Bergman film was released in the United States, Les Baxter was commissioned (with Bergman's approval and input) to write a score to add some emotional warmth to this somewhat cool film. The original Swedish version has only a few minutes of music, and virtually all of that is just source music. Baxter's new score proved very effective, and this Bergman film was probably seen by more Americans than any other of his films.
Sadly, the versions now available in the States are missing Baxter's music which adds a very nostalgic, bittersweet quality to the film that is desperately needed. Even Bergman was pleased with Baxter's efforts and wrote him directly, complementing the quality of Baxter's work.
It's too bad that Janus Films doesn't locate the Baxter score and reinstate it onto the soundtrack. This would probably become the most popular of all of Bergman's films if this lovely and heartfelt music was returned to this wonderful film.
Sommaren med Monika, often translated as Monika, the Story of a Bad Girl, but directly it is Summer with Monika, I prefer the latter. Summer with Monika is Ingmar Bergman's early masterful classic. It's European modernism and as many of Bergman's films of that era, this film too dealt with social issues. Even that Ingmar Bergman himself was from a bourgeois family, Summer with Monika builds around the working class. It's a story about two youngsters who fall in love and start living a life of their own.
Monika is a minor girl who doesn't get along with her parents. Her only escape from the harsh family life is romantic cinema and her boyfriend, Harry. In result of the distressing life Monika and Harry escape the city to archipelago for the summer. When the summer's over and they come back, the love between them starts to fade.
I have yet not seen as strong film about young parenthood as this. It shows the truth in a very realistic light, Bergman doesn't add any glamor to its characters' lives, which he never does. This is the social theme of Summer with Monika, young parenthood and the subject is still very current, which makes the film timeless. No director of today has succeed in making as good description of the life like that.
Summer with Monika is so beautifully made that it delights you. The plot also has some points that delight the audience, but I was mostly touched by the beauty of the narrative and cinematography. Both of these are clearly European modernism in Summer with Monika. The camera goes behind the reality, it shows the true emotions of the characters. A very impressive scene of the film is when Monika watches directly to the camera. This shocking destruction of the fourth wall and the illusion of cinema, was probably the first one ever made. My information of this is not accurate or reliable, but at least Summer with Monika was one of the first ones, that did this.
A very powerful film of love, youth, parenthood, frustration and life.