Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words

Stig Björkman

 
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Sweden
  • 2015
  • 114 minutes
  • Black and White, Color
  • 1.78:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #828

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.

Disc Features

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

Film Essays

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words: A Full Picture of a Life

By Jeanine Basinger August 16, 2016

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. Read more »

Clippings

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Did You See This?

August 19, 2016

Dave Kehr looks back on the career of Hollywood veteran Arthur Hiller, who passed away this week. For the Balder & Dash column on RogerEbert.com, critic Glenn Kenny reviews Columbia . . . Read more »


Video

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Ingrid Bergman, Filmmaker

August 19, 2016

The world knows Ingrid Bergman as one of the most luminous actors to ever grace the screen. Her radiant presence and resolute strength carried her through a five-decade career and iconic . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words: A Full Picture of a Life

By Jeanine Basinger August 16, 2016

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. Read more »

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