Starring: Karen-Lise Mynster, Erland
Josephson, & Ghita Norby.
Rating: No MPAA rating
Runtime: 145 Minutes
Distributor: Arrow Entertainment
Director: Liv Ullman
Writer: Liv Ullman & Peter Poulsen
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY: Henri
Address Comments To:
SOFIE is an extremely well-crafted film in which the emphasis is on character development rather than action. Director Ullman has learned from her mentor, Ingmar Bergman, the way in which to explore the mysteries of life and death in a serious, challenging manner. Bergman has said that all GREAT art deals with man's relationship to God. The film is respectful of religion, and there are many fascinating scenes of Jewish worship which convey the beauty of that faith. The quietness of the film will not appeal to all viewers. Furthermore, regrettably, the film is marred by one scene involving nudity and implied adultery.