A Lesson in Love

A Lesson in Love
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Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Produced by Allan Ekelund
Written by Ingmar Bergman
Starring Eva Dahlbeck
Gunnar Björnstrand
Yvonne Lombard
Harriet Andersson
Åke Grönberg
Olof Winnerstrand
Renée Björling
John Elfström
Birgitte Reimer
Dagmar Ebbesen
Sigge Fürst
Cinematography Martin Bodin
Edited by Oscar Rosander
Distributed by AB Svensk Filmindustri
Release date
  • 4 October 1954 (1954-10-04)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

A Lesson in Love (Swedish: En lektion i kärlek) is a 1954 Swedish comedy film directed by Ingmar Bergman.

The film is about the marriage of a gynecologist named David and his wife Marianne. The film's score was composed by Dag Wirén.



A Lesson in Love received generally positive reviews from film critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports 100% approval (based on six critics), with an average rating of 7.2/10.[1]

On the film's U.S. release in 1960, Bosley Crowther opined in The New York Times, that its subject "...is the complexity of love...It is a subject that Mr. Bergman expanded in his subsequent "Smiles of a Summer Night," with more wit and satiric implication. But, for a warm-up, he got off nicely here...Mr. Bergman plays around with it in such a clever and thought-provoking way that the emotional dilemma implicit in it has humor, wisdom and charm...And, as in all of his pictures, Mr. Bergman has used a cast that seems to act with inspired understanding—which means, of course, sympathy with him. "[2]


  1. ^ "'A Lesson in Love' (1954) on RT". Rotten Tomatoes.
  2. ^ Crowther, Bosley (March 15, 1960). "Screen: "Lesson in Love':Ingmar Bergman Film Opens at Murray Hill" – via NYTimes.com.

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