All three documentaries were mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This was the first time ever that a filmmaker had access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in ...
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Vilgot Sjöman (I Am Curious -- Yellow 1967) and a crew from Swedish Television followed Ingmar Bergman during the filming of Winter Light and came away with a five-part documentary, ... See full summary »
Marianne, some thirty years after divorcing Johan, decides to visit her ex-husband at his summer home. She arrives in the middle of a family drama between Johan's son from another marriage and his granddaughter.
Don Juan is sent from Hell to Earth with a mission - to seduce a 20 years old virgin in order to spoil her pure wedding. The mission becomes crazy when Don Juan falls in love for the first time in centuries.
Three women in a maternity ward reveal their lives and intimate thoughts to each other while in a maternity ward together, where they face the choice of keeping their babies or offering them for adoption.
"The picture revolves around an American filmmaking couple who retreat to the island for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place ... See full summary »
Bergman interviews the locals of Fårö in this fascinating documentary. An expression of personal and political solidarity with the fellow inhabitants of his adopted home, the island of Fårö... See full summary »
A Swedish housewife begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist. But he is an emotionally scarred man, a Jewish survivor from a concentration camp, consequently, their relationship will be painfully difficult.
Max von Sydow
All three documentaries were mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This was the first time ever that a filmmaker had access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the Baltic Sea. 'Bergman and Cinema' starts with "Frenzy" from 1944 and ends with "Saraband" from 2003. It contains unique behind-the-scenes material from Bergman's private archive. 'Bergman and Theatre' is about some of Bergman's 125 theatrical stagings and about his delight with the TV medium, with successes as "Scenes from a Marriage". In 'Bergman and Fårö Island' he talks about the childhood that shaped him. He shows where he shot his film "Persona" and fell in love - and he lists his worst demons.Written by
In the film, Ingmar Bergman list he has the following demons: Demon of Disaster (noted as being his worst demon), Demon of Fear, Demon of Rage and Demon of Grudges. The demon he says he does not have is the: Demon of Nothingness. See more »
Ingmar Bergman, Himself:
I loved going to Grandma's. I loved going to that big old fashioned apartment which had so many - which was so secretive. I think Grandma's apartment was partly transferred to "Fanny and Alexander".
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Originally broadcast as a 3-part documentary by Sveriges Television (SVT) [se]. The episodes each run 58 minutes, titled: "Bergman and Films", "Bergman and Theater" and "Bergman and Fårö". See more »
I'm a big big fan of Bergman's films, especially his work in the 50s ("Seventh Seal", "Wild Strawberries", "The Magician") and early 60s ("Virgin Spring", "Through a Glass Darkly", "Persona"). Somewhere in the mid 60s his films lost their appeal to me and eventually I just stopped watching them.
This documentary is more of a personal film about Bergman rather than a film about his films. If you're expecting to learn about the films per se you will be disappointed. If you want to learn about how many children he has, or his relationship with his parents, or how he likes to spend his day, then this is the film you're looking for.
In retrospect, it's a bit like eating sausage and then talking to the butcher about his life and his career making sausage. As much as I used to enjoy eating sausage, the life of the butcher holds no real interest for me.
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