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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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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 usually say that I left puberty when I was 58.
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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 »

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Features After the Rehearsal (1984) See more »

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Interesting stuff.
24 July 2009 | by peacecreepSee all my reviews

Some of this material is on DVD extras of Bergman films. Here we have it all in one place. For a Bergman fan, this documentary is fascinating, for we see inside his home and hear about his daily life. Bergman is heavy, a serious and thoughtful artist reflecting on a life towards its end. He summarizes his feelings on death and religion. His wisdom is undeniable. Bergman fully admits his faults and openly discusses his creativity. Highlights are him trying to answer questions on Persona and a part about how scene three from Scenes from a Marriage is directly from his life. Overall, an important document for any serious fan of cinema.


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Official Sites:

SVT [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway | Finland

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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Budget:

SEK500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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