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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

Jag är Ingrid (original title)
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A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.


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Complete credited cast:
Ingrid Bergman (voice)
Herself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Herself (as Ingrid Rossellini)
Jeanine Basinger ...


In spring 2011, director Stig Björkman meets Ingrid Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggests him to "make a film about Mama". Through Isabella, Stig is able to tell Ingrid's story through her own words and images. Seven time Academy Award-nominee and three time Academy Award-winner Ingrid Bergman was one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age with great performances in films such as CASABLANCA (1942), GASLIGHT (1944) and and AUTUMN SONATA (1978). Through never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews with her children, this documentary presents a personal portrait and captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

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28 August 2015 (Sweden)  »

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$8,355 (USA) (15 November 2015)


$137,927 (USA) (16 October 2016)

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On two occasions in the film, letters purportedly written by Ingrid Bergman are read out in which the word 'paparazzi' is used. It is generally accepted that this word was inspired by a character in Fellini's La Dolce Vita of 1960, but the letters in question were written in the early to mid 1950s. See more »


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Just a very good documentary
18 December 2015 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

There is not much to add if you know something about Ingrid Bergman before. She had a glamorous life in Hollywood but wanted some more, and met the director Rosselini from Italy and there was Love - and some movies.

After a decade in American films, she starred in Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli (1950), following the revelation that she was having an extramarital affair with the director. The affair and then marriage with Rossellini created a scandal in the US that forced her to remain in Europe for several years, when she made a successful Hollywood return in Anastasia (1956), for which she won her second Academy Award

There is so much to tell about her life so I recommend Wikipedia for a more complete story about her life.

During the time with Rosselini she was more or less banned from Hollywood.

Her first husband was Petter Lindström (1937–1950) Sweden

Roberto Rossellini (1950–1957) Italy

Lars Schmidt (1958–1975) Sweden

She died 29 August 1982 (aged 67) London, England Cause of death Breast cancer

She used to stay on a private island outside Fjällbacka on the Swedish west-coast, "Dannholmen" that I visited when I was a teen, but she was not at home, it's a very beautiful island/part of Sweden.

In the Swedish version there is Alicia Vikander that are the teller of this story, and she seems to be another well worthy Swedish actress export to Hollywood, but that is of course up to her.

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