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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 ... Himself
Erland Josephson ... Himself
Marie Nyreröd Marie Nyreröd ... Herself
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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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Official Sites:

SVT [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway | Finland

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

8 April 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bergman Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Fårö, Gotlands län, Sweden See more »

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Budget:

SEK500,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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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: "Persona" is a great film and I'm glad I was able to make it.
Marie Nyreröd, Herself: I can't help wondering when I see the three of you - A few years before, you'd been living with Bibi Andersson. And after the film you start living with Liv. What's that all about? And what did it mean for the filming?
Ingmar Bergman, Himself: It's - Well, now - answer that one if you can!
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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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Bergman Island
14 July 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Bergman Island (2004)

**** (out of 4)

Brilliant documentary/interview with the legendary Ingmar Bergman has the director talking about a wide range of subjects. Topics include his childhood, his movies, religion, death and various demons that haunt him. For the most part the documentary takes place on Faro Island, the place the director would call home. Having gone through many of the director's most famous works, I've often asked myself what type of mind it would take to create such emotional pain and beauty on the screen and each time I see the director interviewed I can see why his films were so special and why no other filmmaker could have made them the same way. Bergman once again packs a real punch with the various answers he gives to the questions being asked. Perhaps I'm wrong but I can't help but feel that he was a troubled and haunted man up until the day he died and some of the pain is on full display here. This includes his talk about being close to his mother as well as the his feelings on the possibility of seeing his dead wife Ingrid again in some sort of after life. His thoughts on religion are quite deep and interesting as are various things said in regards to his films and how they came to be. The stuff dealing with SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE and CRIES AND WHISPERS are the most interesting. Fans of the director or those just getting into his work will certainly be entertained by this thing as you really can't take your eyes or ears off the director.


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