(All These Women)
Ingmar Bergman / SWE, 1964
Swedish version / Czech and English subtitles, 80 min
Cornelius, a rather precious music critic, visits the summer residence of Felix, a distinguished cellist, in order to write his biography, and finds himself surrounded by a bevy of women, each of whom is obviously the mistress of the great musician. He is refused permission to see Felix, and grows more and more exasperated and compromised. Eventually, he threatens not to write the biography. But when Felix makes his appearance at a concert, he dies before he can play a note. Cornelius is just reading his draft of the biography to Jillker, Tristan and the ladies, when a down-at-heel young cellist arrives at the mansion. A room is immediately prepared for him, and Cornelius reaches for his notebook...