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Bergman: A Year in the Life (2018)

Bergman: Ett år - ett liv (original title)
Journeying through 1957, the year Bergman released two of his most acclaimed features (The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries), made a TV film and directed four plays for theatre, Magnusson... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Ingmar Bergman ... Self (archive footage)
Lena Endre ... Self
Thorsten Flinck ... Self
Elliott Gould ... Self
Jane Magnusson Jane Magnusson ... Narrator (voice)
Barbra Streisand ... Self
Liv Ullmann ... Self
Lars von Trier ... Self
Bibi Andersson ... Sara (archive footage)
Bengt Ekerot ... Death (archive footage)
Inga Landgré ... Nelly (archive footage)
Gösta Roosling Gösta Roosling ... Self (archive footage)
Victor Sjöström ... Dr. Eberhard Isak Borg (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Andersson ... Self
Dag Bergman Dag Bergman ... Self (archive footage)
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Journeying through 1957, the year Bergman released two of his most acclaimed features (The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries), made a TV film and directed four plays for theatre, Magnusson has amassed a wealth of archive and contemporary interviews, along with a fantastic selection of clips from his vast body of work.

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Interesting, but without insight into the art
6 October 2019 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Ingmar Bergman, giant of Swedish cinema and theatre, had an extraodinarily productive professional year, and an equally extraordinary private life, in 1957. This documentary focuses on that year, but not exclusively, rather ranging over his whole biography. We learn quite a lot about his interesting but difficult personality, and about his accomplishments, but rather less about what was great about his art; personally, I like his work, but if I hadn't known it, this film would have told me more about how important it is considered to be than why. Meanwhile, director Jane Magnusson offers her personal opinions but never identifies herself, which feels odd - just who is this voice telling us how is? It's still an interesting story how one man's vision, and force of character, made himself the automatic person one associated (and to a not incosiderable extent, still associates) with Swedish cinema.

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