Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (Jag är Ingrid) Reviews

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September 30, 2020
Fans of Bergman should find this of particular interest, even though it generally ignores close examination of her filmography.
October 30, 2018
A worthy port-of-call for those curious about one of cinema's greatest ever icons - Ingrid Bergman
March 29, 2018
The picture that emerges is of an emotional nomad with a fragile gift for joy, embodied in a smile that could bring down the walls of Jericho.
August 21, 2017
In the end, she had no regrets, which may be the most remarkable thing about this remarkable woman.
August 14, 2017
The woman may now seem less of an enigma. What made her work great remains a mystery.
April 10, 2017
Those reels are one of the many elements, along with the testimony of her children, several professional collaborators, and extensive archival footage that form this intimate and enlightening documentary
January 1, 2017
The portrait that emerges is that of a mercurial talent who would not be pinned down, even by a film as adulatory as this one.
September 17, 2016
This isn't the usual cine-doc that relies heavily on movie clips -- instead, the screen scenes are more like a couple of minutes from Autumn Sonata, a few seconds from Casablanca, a solitary still from Spellbound.
August 22, 2016
The best thing I can say about it is that I will never see Bergman-someone who I had thought was quite familiar at this point-the same way again.
August 15, 2016
Such sources and archive footage (much taken by Bergman on her trusty 16mm) lend this portrait valuable authenticity.
August 14, 2016
Bjorkman makes solid use of the family archive to focus on the Swedish star's personal travails, while Alicia Vikander reads poignantly from her letters and diaries.
August 14, 2016
A charming, poignant film with a lovely score from Michael Nyman.
August 14, 2016
Anyone who watches this lively documentary will fall a little bit in love with one of cinema's romantic rebels.
August 12, 2016
It would have been nice to have examined more of Bergman's odd transatlantic career -- glimpses of an early screen test can only be described as ravishing -- but classic Hollywood buffs will be well-served, nonetheless.
August 12, 2016
A startlingly intimate portrait of a remarkable woman.
August 12, 2016
An intimate, involving portrait of a remarkable woman who blazed her own independent path in love and on screen.
August 12, 2016
The film is never less than engaging and it is a treasure trove of wonderful images.
August 11, 2016
Ingrid Bergman's unique beauty, ageing fascinatingly and gracefully in closeup, is utterly beguiling.
August 11, 2016
Bergman's effortlessly poetic diary and letters provide more evidence, though patently unnecessary, of her artistic temperament, her lyrical view of experience. [Criterion Blu-ray]
August 10, 2016
Fans will delight in the treasure trove of 16mm footage, photographs, and a wealth of anecdotal testimony from family and peers.
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