The Guitar Mongoloid
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Adaptation of a theatre drama by the Danish author Leck Fischer. 18-year-old Nelly grows up in a provincial town under the devoted care of her piano teacher, Ingeborg. Their tranquil life is turned upside down with the sudden appearance of Nelly’s biological mother, Jenny, who runs a successful beauty parlour in Stockholm. She takes Nelly to the big city, where she faces the harsh and twisted world of adults and experiences a failed love. The screenplay was written by the then 27-year-old Ingmar Bergman, who lacked directing experience and was supported by his mentor Victor Sjöström. Some of Bergman’s later motifs are denoted here, primarily the focus on interfemale relationships, further explored in Persona and Cries and Whispers.
Born in 1918. Film and theatre director and writer. Considered one of the most influential authors in the history of film and a true master of psychological film. He drew the attention of international critics with The Seventh Seal in 1956. His rich oeuvre was crowned by three Academy Awards (The Virgin Spring, Through a Glass Darkly, Fanny and Alexander).