This film is about a professor who is going to receive an award in his home town. He goes on the trip and along the way meets some interesting characters. This film has some surreal dream sequences in them about death and the professor's lost love. There are also some funny moments and some great dialogue. Bergman is a master of human behaviour. You are not sure at times in the film what are dreams and what is reality. It is true auteur filmmaking. I highly recommend this film for film lovers.