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Bergman Island (2004)

Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | TV Movie 8 April 2004
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 ... See full summary »

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Marie Nyreröd
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Credited cast:
Ingmar Bergman ... Self
Erland Josephson ... Self
Marie Nyreröd Marie Nyreröd ... Self
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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 Anonymous

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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 »

Quotes

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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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Features Saraband (2003) See more »

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Talking to the butcher
18 September 2015 | by drjgardnerSee all my reviews

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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Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

8 April 2004 (Sweden) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Fårö, Gotlands län, Sweden See more »

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SEK500,000 (estimated)
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