Norsk filminstitutt

During a six-year period in the mid-twentieth century something unsurpassed happens. A lanky and not very well known Swede, about to turn forty years old, enters a period of film production without precedent. Between 1957 and 1963 he directs some of the greatest classics in the history of cinema: The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, The Devil‘S Eye, The Virgin Spring, Through A Glass Darkly, Winter Light and The Silence, among others. In addition, he directs twelve stage plays, six films made for television and writes several scripts.   

Bergman reveals previously untold stories and information about Ingmar Bergman’s life and character, but also discloses his inner life through his own words. Few artists have explained themselves as extensively and intimately as Ingmar Bergman. From archive interviews, his memoirs and his working journals, we get a unique insight in his working and creative methods, his violent temper, his fears and anxieties, his passions and his doubts.  

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B-Reel Feature Films
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Motlys A/S
Mattias Nohrborg
Cecilia Nessen
Fredrik Heinig
Co producer:
Yngve Sæther


Jane Magnusson
Sound Design:
Petter Fladeby

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