• Just when it seemed like the festival talk was winding down, the Berlin International Film Festival has announced exciting plans for a complete Ingmar Bergman retrospective during its sixty-first edition, in early 2011. The series will include all of Bergman’s own films, plus some that he wrote, documentaries about his life and work by Stig Björkman, and a number of lectures and events. The festival’s website promises that the series will feature mostly new prints. Also, to coincide with the retrospective, the Deutsche Kinemathek will present the traveling exhibition Ingmar Bergman—Truth and Lies (currently in Los Angeles), beginning in mid-January.

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  • By Geraldine Torf
    October 10, 2010
    09:22 AM

    I am so excited about the Bergman retrospective. I had a letter ready to send to him and then it was announced that he had died. He was working on a translation of Ghosts by Ibsen so I thought he might be unterested in my screenplay which is a playful modern adaptation of Hedda Gabler. Hedda is Hugh Gervain because male identity issues are the present sociological concern. Since much of the film takes place in Norway I was hoping Liv Ullman could direct that locale. I would love to cover the January festival with my colleague Stuart Kurtz..We have collaborated on film criticism before. It is said that filmgoers in Sweden didn't need individual Psychoanalsis because Bergman made the unconscious so acessible via his cinematographic presentations
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  • By Ron Geatz
    January 04, 2011
    08:12 AM

    Is it not odd that a month out there is still no schedule available for this retrospective? I would like to make travel arrangements, but cannot find a schedule online and have gotten no response to e-mail inquiries to the Kinemathek. I know the Berlin Film Festival itself runs from 10-20 February 2011, but does the Bergman retrospective coincide exactly with those dates? Will screenings be with German or English subtitles? What lectures and other events are planned?
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  • By Ron Geatz
    January 04, 2011
    08:55 AM

    Shortly after my post above I received this e-mail: Thank you for your interest in the Ingmar Bergman Retrospective 2011. The 61st Berlin International Film Festival will take place from 10 to 20 February. A schedule of screenings and related events will be released at the press conference on February 1st and then published on the web sites www.berlinale.de and www.deutsche-kinemathek.de. The lectures related to Bergman (probably the ones most interesting for you) will take place from 12 to 17 February. Almost all movies (except for maybe one or two) will be screened with English subtitles. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me again. Best regards, Julia Pattis
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