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View All Bergman Island (Ingmar Bergman - 3 dokumentärer om film, teater, Fårö och livet av Marie Nyreröd) News
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Compelling viewing for any fan of Swedish master Ingmar Bergman.
At times, this could almost be the cineaste Cribs.
An amazing portrait of the great filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in his later years.
Easily the world's most influential living filmmaker and one of the greatest in cinema history, Bergman reveals himself here in a manner previously available only through his movies.
An extraordinarily revealing documentary portrait of the Swedish director at his home on the desolate Baltic Island of Faro.
As little more than an extended interview, it remains hobbled by determinedly uninspired cinematography and a mundane televisual setup.
Bergman was always an intelligent interview and proves that again.
Marie Nyreröd's affectionate and revealing portrait of the legendary director functions as something of a last will and testament.
This version of Nyreröd's efforts tends to focus on the more familiar touchstones of Bergman's career, though it does go significantly in-depth on the guilt he feels over his many failures as a husband and a father.
A deeply personal look into the genius of Ingmar Bergman who is a very secluded and reserved visionary auteur who lives alone on Faro Island. The film depicts several key elements and inspiration for Bergman's films and themes as well as his personal life and is truly a stunning and personal insight into the mind and even the fears of the man beneath the genius. I really enjoyed this documentary, as Bergman is one of the most gifted filmmakers ever in my opinion and is a superior story teller and one of the most fascinating Director's who ever lived. He will be sorely missed, yet his films remain and will continue to inspire for generations to come!
[font=Century Gothic][color=darkslategray]"My Dad Is 100 Years Old" is a short collaborative film by Isabella Rossellini and Guy Maddin, that serves as a tribute to Rossellini's father, noted film director, Roberto Rossellini(1906-1977), on the event of his centennial. Isabella plays several parts including David Selznick, Alfred Hitchcock(in silhouette) and Federico Fellini arguing about his work.(Roberto is represented by a wobbling belly.) This unique film does not truly come together until Isabella invokes the spirit of her late mother, Ingrid Bergman.[/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic][color=black]"Bergman Island" is a documentary consisting mostly of interviews of famed director Ingmar Bergman at his Faro Island home where he filmed some of his most notable films and has lived for the past few decades. Also included is rare 16mm behind the scenes footage. Partially under discussion is how Bergman's early and personal life have influenced his films. [/color][/font]
[font=Century Gothic]It is almost impossible to get Bergman's lengthy career boiled down into a documentary with this short running time. It is informative but I think it would have fared best if it had focused on material that was less familiar like his theatre work which is most likely unknown to viewers outside of Sweden.[/font]
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