Smiles of a Summer Night  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Smiles of a Summer Night (Swedish: Sommarnattens leende) is a 1955 film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It was the first to bring the director international success with exposure at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film's plot – which involves switching partners on a summer's night – has been echoed many times, notably in the films of Woody Allen, most explicitly in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy. It inspired the Stephen Sondheim-Harold Prince musical A Little Night Music, which opened on Broadway in 1973.


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