English title: Summer with Monika
Poster title: Sommaren med Monika
Artist: Sandgren, Ragnar (Ranke)
Poster Year: 1962
Poster Origin: Swedish
Film title: Sommaren med Monika
Film Year: 1953
Film Origin: Sweden
Film Directors: Ingmar Bergman
Film Plot: Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old young 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 ...
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In the film, a girl and boy from working-class families in Stockholm run away from home to spend a secluded, romantic summer at the beach. Before long, the pair are forced give up on their little fairy tale to return to reality. Well, when this story of young lovers was re-cut/re-edited by the American distributors, it turned into something much more salacious! In hindsight, it’s not surprising that American’s have been struggling to grapple with Bergman’s particular brand of film-making from pretty much the get go! Ingmar Bergman country-of-origin material is always scarce… don’t miss this colorful and playful 1962 re-release Swedish poster for this early coming of age story!