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About Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata is Ingmar Bergman’s only collaboration with his famous namesake Ingrid, who stars as Charlotte, a world famous pianist visiting her daughter. The visit unleashes years of bitterness and resentment, much of which is the result of Charlotte prioritising her career over being a mother.

Bergman's film is a culmination of the painful yet regenerative cycle of hope, resentment, and love between mothers and daughters - all the more notable when you consider that the writer-director of Autumn Sonata is a man.

Screening as part of the Bad Mums: Motherhood In Cinema season to accompany the touring exhibition Acts Of Creation: On Art and Motherhood.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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