Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) Reviews

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March 11, 2020
The film doesn't provide any new information for those already familiar with Bergman's life and work, though some of the interviewees are insightful.
July 29, 2019
The documentary delves into the vital and artistic contradictions that orbited Bergman. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 15, 2019
Flirting with the cliche, its constants circulate through a story animated by the detective [director Margarethe] Von Trotta and by original revelations about his ego, his cinephilia, his legacy. [Full review in Spanish]
June 7, 2019
The film follows its own interesting directions, mixing up footage from Bergman's films and archival material with thoughtful interviews with Bergman collaborators.
May 29, 2019
Von Trotta builds a film that's a bit like a motorbike with sidecar; she's off an an adventure, and we're invited to hop in and sit shotgun for it all.
December 21, 2018
Von Trotta film is a must-see for fans and film history buffs.
December 15, 2018
Margarethe von Trotta's new documentary is a handsome, if occasionally thin, look at the work and life of one of cinema's great artists.
December 14, 2018
There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon than watching a bunch of brilliant artists talk about their favorite Bergman pictures.
December 13, 2018
Peripatetic and provocative...
December 5, 2018
Searching for Ingmar Bergman is both accessible for those unfamiliar with Bergman's work and as resoundingly complicated as the man himself.
December 3, 2018
If you love cinema, then you must love Ingmar Bergman, and this documentary will justify your love.
November 28, 2018
Bergman fans will love this film, but the great thing about "Searching for Ingmar Bergman" is that budding cineastes who are curious about his work will find much value in it as well.
November 16, 2018
Most intriguing is a long chat with French writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve...
November 9, 2018
That von Trotta has made her own uniquely inviting tour of his triumphs, anguishes, and longstanding themes - in essence a roomy portrait of the artist as an engaged, fallible searcher - is its own gift of sorts, from one acolyte of cinema to another.
November 9, 2018
Little here will surprise cineastes but much of it will charm them.
November 9, 2018
A chatty and enjoyable but decidedly nondefinitive look at one of the cinema's most acclaimed, influential auteurs.
November 5, 2018
It's a piece both thorough and enchanting -- and although some voices one might have hoped to hear within it are notably silent, it's a must for Bergman fans.
November 3, 2018
A well-deserved love letter to master iconoclastic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
November 2, 2018
Even if it lacks depth in exploring his failed relationships and fractured family, the film offers a fitting salute to Bergman's cinematic influence and legacy that should please discerning cinephiles.
November 2, 2018
An engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema.
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