Autumn Sonata (1978) ****

I'm not sure what it is exactly about Ingmar Bergman, but long scenes of dialogue from his films (of which there are many), that if filmed by virtually any other director would bore me, manage to entrance, captivate and compel me. Perhaps it's his sense of loneliness, longing and the poetry inherent in his films. Perhaps it's the moods he sets, the painterly quality of his shots or the connection I feel to the emotions his characters portray. Whatever is it, I find that I have great patience and appreciation for everything he does. With each film I discover by him, my love for his work only grows. Truly a master.