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.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.