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

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.
December 13, 2018
Peripatetic and provocative...
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 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
A chatty and enjoyable but decidedly nondefinitive look at one of the cinema's most acclaimed, influential auteurs.
November 2, 2018
An engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema.
November 2, 2018
What you're left with is one filmmaker's love affair with another's work, a prism for other beams of light to shine through.
November 1, 2018
Because Bergman's auteur status is frequently coded as patriarchal, seeing him and his work though the lens of a female filmmaker is salutary.
November 1, 2018
Margarethe von Trotta's documentary reminds us of the reasons for Bergman's continued influence on cinema today.
October 30, 2018
None of this material has been fashioned with any apparent larger purpose in mind. Various people wander into the film at random, tell a story or two, and then leave.
October 30, 2018
A documentary that bubbles over with anecdote and insight.
September 10, 2018
Although Von Trotta skips around Bergman's filmography a bit haphazardly, and touches upon his romantic proclivities in a frustratingly brief manner, there's little room to go wrong when a film is seemingly 50 per cent composed of Bergman's own footage.
May 17, 2018
Reasonably engaging as far as it goes, Searching for Ingmar Bergman evinces great appreciation for the writer-director's legacy and offers the testimonies of numerous eminent enthusiasts, but it leaves a good deal to be desired...