This 1962 Swedish update of Pan, one of the best-known novels of Norway’s Knut Hamsun, features several Ingmar Bergman regulars, but its melodramatics and cinematography bring to mind 50s Minnelli. A mysterious outsider named Glahn (Jarl Kulle) shows up one summer in a seaside hamlet in northern Norway and immediately gains the attention of the village’s young women, including Edvarda (Bibi Andersson), a merchant’s daughter, and Eva (Liv Ullmann), the alcoholic blacksmith’s wife. The plot revolves around the tortured relationship that develops between Glahn and the stifled Edvarda; there are hints that class differences might be a hindrance to their romance, but the root of their problems seem to be a willful disregard for each other’s feelings and a woeful sense of timing. Director Bjarne Henning-Jensen departs from Hamsun’s carefully modulated story by showing a very physical relationship between the pair and by getting rid of the epilogue. If any semblance of Hamsun’s pastorale lyricism survives, it’s in the loving, lingering shots of the breathtaking landscape by Bergman’s cameraman Gunnar Fischer.