Stig Björkman

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Whether headlining films in Sweden, Italy, or Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman always pierced the screen with a singular soulfulness. With this new documentary, made on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of Bergman’s birth, director Stig Björkman allows us unprecedented access to her world, culling from the most personal of archival materials—letters, diary entries, photographs, and 8 mm and 16 mm footage Bergman herself shot—and following her from youth to tumultuous married life and motherhood. Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander, provides luminous insight into the life and career of an undiminished legend.

Film Info

  • Stig Björkman
  • Sweden
  • 2015
  • 114 minutes
  • Color
  • Black & White
  • 1.78:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #828

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Stig Björkman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Björkman
  • Selection of 8 mm home movies shot by Bergman in the 1930s
  • Two deleted scenes, showing Bergman’s daughters reading an essay she wrote at age seventeen and an interview with film historian and Bergman scholar Rosario Tronnolone
  • Extended versions of scenes featuring interviews with actors Sigourney Weaver and Liv Ullmann and Bergman’s daughter Isabella Rossellini and with the three Rossellini siblings
  • Clip from the 1932 film Landskamp, featuring Bergman in her first screen role
  • Outtakes from Bergman’s 1936 film On the Sunny Side
  • Music video for Eva Dahlgren’s song “The Movie About Us,” which is included on the film’s soundtrack
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jeanine Basinger
    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Purchase Options

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION:

  • High-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Stig Björkman, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with Björkman
  • Selection of 8 mm home movies shot by Bergman in the 1930s
  • Two deleted scenes, showing Bergman’s daughters reading an essay she wrote at age seventeen and an interview with film historian and Bergman scholar Rosario Tronnolone
  • Extended versions of scenes featuring interviews with actors Sigourney Weaver and Liv Ullmann and Bergman’s daughter Isabella Rossellini and with the three Rossellini siblings
  • Clip from the 1932 film Landskamp, featuring Bergman in her first screen role
  • Outtakes from Bergman’s 1936 film On the Sunny Side
  • Music video for Eva Dahlgren’s song “The Movie About Us,” which is included on the film’s soundtrack
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Jeanine Basinger
    New cover by F. Ron Miller

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
Cast
Pia Lindström
Roberto Rossellini
Ingrid Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini
Fiorella Mariani
Liv Ullmann
Sigourney Weaver
Jeanine Basinger
Credits
Director
Stig Björkman
Script
Stig Björkman
Script
Stina Gardell
Script
Dominika Daubenbüchel
Producer
Stina Gardell
Editor
Dominika Daubenbüchel
Composer
Michael Nyman
Ingrid Bergman’s voice
Alicia Vikander

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Ingrid Bergman, Filmmaker
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Stig Björkman’s intimate documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words illustrates the actor’s private and professional life through selections from home movies, letters, and photographs.

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Aug 19, 2016
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words: A Full Picture of a Life
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words: A Full Picture of a Life

Stig Björkman’s candid documentary gathers a wealth of material from Ingrid Bergman’s personal archive, revealing the star as a fastidious collector of her own memories.

By Jeanine Basinger

On Film / Essays — Aug 16, 2016