This beautiful standalone release presents a more wallet-friendly option than Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema to owning one of the director’s finest early works.
Bergman’s film disguises meaning amid a sea of red, which searingly oozes throughout Criterion’s delicately rendered 2K transfer.
The film is a fierce example of souls made brutally bare by Ingmar Bergman’s scrutiny under the big top of life.
The tears of a clown sting twice as much when shot by Ingmar Bergman.
Sawdust and Tinsel is Bergman’s first film where the idea of humiliation, specifically sexual humiliation, becomes crucial to his conception.