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Introducing Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
Introducing Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Criterion producer Abbey Lustgarten walks us through the structure and features of a monumental new box set celebrating the Swedish master.

Margarethe von Trotta Found Her Cinema Gateway in The Seventh Seal

Under the Influence

Margarethe von Trotta Found Her Cinema Gateway in The Seventh Seal

The great German director reflects on her first experience with Ingmar Bergman’s classic meditation on mortality, a film that opened her eyes to the possibilities of cinema.

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Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Sisters in the Art

Ingmar’s Actors

Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Sisters in the Art

The powerhouse actors at the center of Persona became two of Ingmar Bergman’s most essential collaborators, bringing a remarkable emotional range to their performances.

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Through the Years With Bergman

Flashbacks

Through the Years With Bergman

The author recounts the story of his friendship with the great filmmaker.

By Peter Cowie

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Eva Dahlbeck, a “Battleship of Femininity”

Ingmar’s Actors

Eva Dahlbeck, a “Battleship of Femininity”

This diva of the screen brought a touch of elegance and no-nonsense wit to her roles in Waiting Women, Smiles of a Summer Night, and other Bergman gems.

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Smiles of a Summer Night: Midsummer Merry-Go-Round
Smiles of a Summer Night: Midsummer Merry-Go-Round

In the midst of a tumultuous period in his life and career, Ingmar Bergman made one of his most ebullient comedies.

By John Simon

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Mirrors of Bergman
Mirrors of Bergman

Filmmaker Kogonada, with a little help from Sylvia Plath, reflects on women and mirrors in the films of Ingmar Bergman.

By Kogonada

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The Looming Gravitas of Max von Sydow

Ingmar’s Actors

The Looming Gravitas of Max von Sydow

Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie explores how the great actor’s authoritative screen presence allowed him to embody the director’s fears and ideals.

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The Persistence of Persona
The Persistence of Persona

Decades later, Ingmar Bergman’s self-reflexive masterpiece remains a provocative enigma worthy of close investigation.

By Thomas Elsaesser

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The Eerie Intensity of Ingrid Thulin

Ingmar’s Actors

The Eerie Intensity of Ingrid Thulin

A performer of great psychological force and control, Ingrid Thulin embodied some of Ingmar Bergman’s darkest obsessions with her intimidating screen presence.

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Fanny and Alexander: The Other Side

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Fanny and Alexander: The Other Side

This sensuous, sprawling epic, which Ingmar Bergman intended to be his swan song, offers an effortless summing up of the themes—among them family, identity, and mortality—he'd spent a career exploring.

By Molly Haskell

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Ingmar Bergman Interviews Himself
Ingmar Bergman Interviews Himself

In this classic self-interview, published to coincide with the release of Summer with Monika, the director reveals key elements of his filmmaking process.

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