Ingmar Bergman

The Making of Fanny and Alexander

The Making of Fanny and Alexander

The Making of Fanny and Alexander is a fascinating look at the creation of a masterpiece. Directed by Ingmar Bergman himself, this feature-length documentary chronicles the methods of one of cinema’s true luminaries as he labors to realize his crowning production. Featuring Bergman at work with many of his longtime collaborators—including cinematographer Sven Nykvist and actors Erland Josephson, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Harriet Andersson—The Making of Fanny and Alexander is a witty and revealing portrait of a virtuoso filmmaker.

Film Info

  • Ingmar Bergman
  • Sweden
  • 1982
  • 110 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #264

Special Features

  • New restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Ingmar Bergman Bids Farewell to Film, a 60-minute conversation between Bergman and Nils Petter Sundgren made for Swedish television in 1984
  • Costume sketches
  • Video footage of the film’s set models
  • Stills gallery
  • Rare introductions by Bergman to eleven of his films
  • A selection of Bergman theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translation

Available In

Collector's Set

Fanny and Alexander Box Set

Fanny and Alexander Box Set

Blu-Ray Box Set

3 Discs

$47.96

Collector's Set

Fanny and Alexander Box Set

Fanny and Alexander Box Set

DVD Box Set

5 Discs

$47.96

Special Features

  • New restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Ingmar Bergman Bids Farewell to Film, a 60-minute conversation between Bergman and Nils Petter Sundgren made for Swedish television in 1984
  • Costume sketches
  • Video footage of the film’s set models
  • Stills gallery
  • Rare introductions by Bergman to eleven of his films
  • A selection of Bergman theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
The Making of Fanny and Alexander
Cast
Daniel Bergman
Ingmar Bergman
Gunnar Björnstrand
Allan Edwall
Ewa Fröling
Erland Josephson
Lars Karlsson
Sven Nykvist
Ulf Pramfors
Peter Schildt
Gun Wållgren
Credits
Director
Ingmar Bergman

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Ingmar Bergman

Writer, Director

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.