Bergman – A Year in a Life
Bergman – ett år, ett liv
This fascinating and unflinching study of the brilliance of Ingmar Bergman’s extraordinary career, is crafted around one of his most prolific and creatively fruitful years.
Dir-Scr Jane Magnusson
Prod Fredrik Heinig, Cecilia Nessen, Mattias Nohrborg
With Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Elliott Gould
UK Distribution BFI Distribution
On the 100th birthday of the Swedish master, Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a passionate tribute to his hugely influential cinema and magnetic personality. Journeying through 1957, the year Bergman released two of his most acclaimed features (The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries), made a TV film and directed four plays for theatre, Magnusson has amassed a wealth of archive and contemporary interviews, along with a fantastic selection of clips from his vast body of work. It adds up to an intellectually stimulating and emotionally rich film lecture, offering a deeper understanding of Bergman’s themes and his ascension to the status of a quasi-god. Anyone watching this compelling documentary will find it hard to fight the desire to devour the filmmaker’s complete filmography once the credits have rolled.
See our screening of Bergman’s High Tension.