Austin Film Society presents Summer with Monika
Seething with teenage emotion and desire, Summer with Monika is without a doubt Ingmar Bergman’s most lust-filled work. Harriett Andersson was becoming Sweden’s it-girl, and this film placed her powerful sexual energy at the center of the narrative. Andersson’s Monika is a rebellious teenager who breaks everyone’s rules when she runs away to be with her boyfriend, setting up camp on a remote island, away from their families and society’s judgments. Their summer of love is brought to an abrupt halt when the lovers must face consequences of their rebellion.