In a new interview on our release of Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, the great Liv Ullmann delves into the making of the intense chamber drama, discussing what it was like to work with both the director and the legendary Ingrid Bergman, who plays Ullmann’s mother on-screen. It was the only time the glowing Hollywood superstar teamed up with the serious art-house auteur, and although Ingrid’s performance was a late-career triumph, her relationship with Ingmar was at time combative. In this excerpt from our talk with Ullmann, she pays personal tribute to her iconic costar.
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.