To Joy

Tweet Review by Dean Duncan May 29, 2015 @deanduncan63

Saw Ingmar Bergman’s #ToJoy. Self & other-lacerating, self & other-loathing, oppressively perceptive, but maybe not all that productive …

… Should one, as artist or person, model himself on & after August Strindberg? Still, hints of other, better. These women, for instance!

#ToJoy. Made we think of DH Lawrence, on Dostoievsky: “He is like the rat, slithering along in hate,┬áin the shadows …

“… and in order to belong to the light professing love, all love.” A harsh judgment, even hateful. But then again, they kinda ask for it!

#ToJoy. Hey! Victor Sjostrom! The musical material here is very interesting, by the way, & very knowing. Cf. the autobiography.