Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

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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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The Magic Flute and After the Rehearsal: Stages of Life

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

The Magic Flute and After the Rehearsal: Stages of Life

In two made-for-television productions, a middle-aged Ingmar Bergman blurred the boundaries between screen and stage.

By Alexander Chee

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The Touch and The Serpent’s Egg: Foreign Tongues

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

The Touch and The Serpent’s Egg: Foreign Tongues

Critically maligned upon their release, Ingmar Bergman’s only two English-language films show the master’s artistry at its most restrained and its most convoluted.

By Karan Mahajan

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Hour of the Wolf and From the Life of the Marionettes: The Strength of Surrender

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Hour of the Wolf and From the Life of the Marionettes: The Strength of Surrender

Separated by more than a decade in Ingmar Bergman’s filmography, these two formally masterful dramas uncover the ugliness of male aggression and brutality.

By Sarinah Masukor

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Crisis and A Ship to India: Bergman in the Making

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Crisis and A Ship to India: Bergman in the Making

Two early works by Ingmar Bergman show the Swedish master grappling with the conventions of melodrama, which would go on to influence his later explorations of spiritual torment.

By Christine Smallwood

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Scenes from a Marriage: Natural Antagonists

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Scenes from a Marriage: Natural Antagonists

With uncharacteristic warmth and affection for human frailty, Ingmar Bergman raises the question of how love can possibly last forever.

By Phillip Lopate

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