Ingmar Bergman

Saraband

Saraband

With his final film, Ingmar Bergman returned to two of his most richly drawn characters: Johan (Erland Josephson) and Marianne (Liv Ullman), the couple from Scenes from a Marriage. Dropping in on Johan’s secluded country house after decades of separation, Marianne reconnects with the man she once loved. Nearby, the widowed musician Henrik (Börje Ahlstedt), Johan’s son from an earlier marriage, clutches desperately to his only child, the teenage Karin (Julia Dufvenius). A chamber piece performed by four wounded characters and suffused with disappointment and forgiveness, Saraband is a generous farewell to cinema from one of its greatest artists.

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Saraband
Cast
Liv Ullmann
Marianne
Erland Josephson
Johan
Börje Ahlstedt
Henrik
Julia Dufvenius
Karin
Gunnel Fred
Martha
Credits
Director
Ingmar Bergman
Producer
Pia Ehrnvall
Cinematographer
Stefan Eriksson
Cinematographer
Jesper Holmström
Cinematographer
Per-Olof Lantto
Cinematographer
Sofi Stridh
Cinematographer
Raymond Wemmenlöv
Editor
Sylvia Ingemarsson
Production design
Göran Wassberg
Costume design
Inger Pehrsson

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Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman

The Swedish auteur began his artistic career in the theater but eventually navigated toward film—"the great adventure," as he called it—initially as a screenwriter and then as a director. Simply put, in the fifties and sixties, the name Ingmar Bergman was synonymous with European art cinema. Yet his incredible run of successes in that era—including The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, haunting black-and-white elegies on the nature of God and death—merely paved the way for a long and continuously dazzling career that would take him from the daring “Silence of God” trilogy (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence) to the existential terrors of Cries and Whispers to the family epic Fanny and Alexander, with which he “retired” from the cinema. Bergman died in July 2007, leaving behind one of the richest bodies of work in the history of cinema.