Sawdust and Tinsel [Gycklarnas afton]

Stockholm: Svensk Filmindustri, 1953. Original Swedish poster for the 1953 film.

A rich, powerful Bergman film that charts the frustrations and humiliations of several performers in a traveling circus troupe. The story takes a domino approach to personal disintegration, with the humiliation of one character leading to another character making a retaliatory decision that leaves them just as destitute. A major step forward for Bergman in terms of thematic use of light and shadow to not only provide atmosphere, but to evoke the feelings of the characters at hand.

27.5 x 39 inches. Lightly restored, linen-backed and rolled. Near Fine.

[Book #130182]

Price: $2,500.00