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Stars: Drama, Fantasy. Birger Malmsten, Stars: Street Date: 20-Nov-18 [6] Introductions from Bergman himself are included for eleven of the films, while six also feature audio commentaries; additionally, there are over five hours of interviews with Bergman's key collaborators. A never-performed play has the title Kärlek utan älskare ("Love without lovers"), and has the note "Complete disaster!" Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema. Director: Max von Sydow, R Two estranged sisters, Ester and Anna, and Anna's 10-year-old son travel to the Central European country on the verge of war. The devil (Stig Järrel) suffers from an inflamed eye, which he informs Don Juan (Jarl Kulle) can be cured only if a young woman’s chastity is breached. Grave and witty by turns, Dreams develops into a probing study of the psychology of desire.

Director: A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. 100 min Director: Tell us what you think about this feature. The Seventh Seal won a special jury prize and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes, and Wild Strawberries won numerous awards for Bergman and its star, Victor Sjöström. Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Not Rated | He was the director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm from 1960 to 1966, and manager from 1963 to 1966, where he began a long-time collaboration with choreographer Donya Feuer. When he is asked to assuage a troubled parishioner’s (Max von Sydow) debilitating fear of nuclear annihilation, Tomas is terrified to find that he can provide nothing but his own doubt. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. 84 min Bibi Andersson, Director: With this dark and multilayered drama, sustained by biting dialogue, Ingmar Bergman began to reveal his profound understanding of the female psyche. | This was followed by a British-Norwegian co-production, Autumn Sonata (Höstsonaten, 1978) starring Ingrid Bergman (no relation), and From the Life of the Marionettes (Aus dem Leben der Marionetten, 1980) which was a British-German co-production. Bergman continued to be productive for the next two decades. [29], Although the charges were dropped, Bergman became disconsolate, fearing he would never again return to directing. An intensely felt film that is one of Bergman’s most striking formal experiments, Cries and Whispers (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography by Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death, positioned on the borders between reality and nightmare, tranquility and terror. In his second autobiographical book, Images: My Life in Film, Bergman describes the filming of the exteriors as his actual film directorial debut. | An innocent yet pampered young virgin and her family's pregnant and jealous servant set out to deliver candles to church, but only one returns from events that transpire in the woods along the way. Format: Blu-ray "[22][23] The international success of this film led to Bergman's first opportunity to direct a year later. Ulf Palme, | A selection of the director’s key films plays at cinemas nationwide. | | [4] The films are arranged as a curated festival with 'opening' and 'closing' nights bookending double features and 'centerpiece' programs. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser, Ingmar Bergman's Cinema available in Taking its title from Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” adapted by Beethoven for his Ninth Symphony, this tragic romance opens with a violinist, Stig (Stig Olin), learning of the sudden death of his wife, Marta (Maj-Britt Nilsson). Max von Sydow, | The strangest and most disturbing of the films Ingmar Bergman shot on the island of Fårö, Hour of the Wolf stars Max von Sydow as a haunted painter living in voluntary exile with his wife (Liv Ullmann). He was the father of writer Linn Ullmann with Ullmann. There he also states that he managed to push the envelope of film making in the films Persona and Cries and Whispers. Ingrid Thulin, 91 min The beautifully photographed Winter Light is an unsettling look at the human craving for personal validation in a world seemingly abandoned by God.

Director: Maj-Britt Nilsson, Focusing on four characters—a trio of actors charged with obscenity (Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Anders Ek), and the judge assigned to try them (Erik Hell)—The Rite alternates between criminal interrogations and interpersonal confrontations shown in flashback, leading to a final “performance” that makes for one of the most bizarre moments in Bergman’s filmography. Shame (Skammen) is at once an examination of the violent legacy of World War II and a scathing response to the escalation of the conflict in Vietnam. Other canceled projects include the script for a pornographic film which Bergman abandoned since he did not think it was alive enough, a play about a cannibal, some loose scenes set inside a womb, a film about the life of Jesus, a film about The Merry Widow, and a play with the title Från sperm till spöke ("From sperm to spook"). Drama. [6] Accompanying the discs is a 248-page book containing various essays on the films as they presented, intended to guide the viewer through the experience of watching each.[4][7]. Their quiet life in a new free country is impossible because of the husband's dark secret. Stars: Sigge Fürst, Directed by Ingmar Bergman, Drama, Horror. One of the most revelatory voices to emerge from the postwar explosion of international art-house cinema, Bergman was a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and naked pursuit of the most profound metaphysical and spiritual questions. | [43], After Bergman died, a large archive of notes was donated to the Swedish Film Institute. Casting some of Europe’s finest soloists—Josef Köstlinger, Ulrik Cold, Håkan Hagegård, and Birgit Nordin among them—the director lovingly recreated the baroque theater of Sweden’s Drottningholm Palace to stage the story of the prince Tamino and his zestful sidekick Papageno, who are sent on a mission to save a beautiful princess from the clutches of evil.

114 min Max von Sydow, He married Else Fisher in 1943.

| | Stars: Ingmar Bergman Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, who appeared in nine of Bergman's films and one televisual film (Saraband), was the last to join this group (in the film Persona), and ultimately became the most closely associated with Bergman, both artistically and personally. He died in his sleep[33] at age 89; his body was found at his home on the island of Fårö, on 30 July 2007, sixteen days after his 89th birthday. In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak. Margaretha Krook, Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. A nurse is put in charge of a mute actress and finds that their personae are melding together. Gunnar Björnstrand, Kristina Adolphson, Ingmar was locked up in dark closets for infractions such as wetting himself. 99 min Bergman developed a personal "repertory company" of Swedish actors whom he repeatedly cast in his films, including Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, and Gunnar Björnstrand, each of whom appeared in at least five Bergman features. Stars:

[28] Director General Gösta Ekman, chief of the Swedish Internal Revenue Service, defended the failed investigation, saying that the investigation was dealing with important legal material and that Bergman was treated just like any other suspect. Intricately structured and technically accomplished, Thirst is an often dazzling examination of people burdened by the past and united in isolation.

Ingmar Bergman Yvonne Lombard, The four wives of four brothers share stories of their marriages as they each wait for their husbands in a small, secluded cottage. 80 min Staged on bare sets and shot almost entirely in close-up, The Rite condenses a decade’s worth of cinematic exploration into seventy-five tense, unsettling minutes. During a prolonged flashback, Stig remembers the delights and tribulations of their relationship, back to their early days in the orchestra conducted by the eminent Sönderby (Victor Sjöström), a time when Stig was riddled with self-doubt.