Summer with Monika / Sommaren med Monika
Director Ingmar Bergman/ Sweden/1953/Black and White/96’/Swedish
Director Ingmar BergmanScreenplay Ingmar Bergman, Per Anders Fogelström Producer Allan Ekelund DoP Gunnar Fischer Editor Tage Holmberg, Gosta Lewin Music Erik Nordgren, Les Baxter Cast Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg
Harry and Monika are both in dead end jobs when they meet. Harry is easygoing, while Monika is adventurous, but they fall in love. When Monika gets in trouble at home, Harry steals his father’s boat, and he and Monika spend an idyllic summer in the Stockholm archipelago. Monika is pregnant. Harry happily accepts responsibility and settles down with Monika and their child; he gets a real job and goes to night school to provide for his family. Monika, however, is unsatisfied with her role as homemaker. She yearns for excitement and adventure, a desire which finally leads her astray. Harry leaves town for work and comes home a day early to find his wife with another man. They get a divorce and Harry is left behind with custody of their daughter, June, to raise alone.