Marie Nyreröd

Bergman Island

Bergman Island

Just four years before his death, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman sat down with Swedish documentarian Marie Nyreröd at his home on Fårö Island to discuss his work, his fears, his regrets, and his ongoing artistic passion. This resulted in the most breathtakingly candid series of interviews that the famously reclusive director ever took part in, later edited into the feature-length film Bergman Island. In-depth, revealing, and packed with choice anecdotes about Bergman’s oeuvre, as well as his personal life, Nyreröd’s film is an unforgettable final glimpse of a man who transformed cinema.

Film Info

  • Marie Nyreröd
  • Sweden
  • 2006
  • 83 minutes
  • Color
  • Black & White
  • 1.77:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #477

Special Features

  • Bergman 101, a selected video filmography tracing Bergman’s career, narrated by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by director Marie Nyreröd

New cover by Rodrigo Corral

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Special Features

  • Bergman 101, a selected video filmography tracing Bergman’s career, narrated by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by director Marie Nyreröd

New cover by Rodrigo Corral

Bergman Island
Cast
Ingmar Bergman
Credits
Director
Marie Nyreröd
Cinematography
Arne Carlsson
Sound
Per Nyström

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Ingmar Bergman

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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.