Ingmar Bergman

Port of Call

Port of Call

In Ingmar Bergman's Port of Call, Berit, a suicidal young woman living in a working-class port town, unexpectedly falls for Gösta, a sailor on leave. Haunted by a troubled past and held in a vice grip by her domineering mother, Berit begins to hope that her relationship with Gösta might save her from self-destruction.

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Collector's Set

Eclipse Series 1: Early Bergman

Eclipse 1: Early Bergman

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5 Discs


Port of Call
Nine-Christine Jönsson
Bengt Eklund
Mimi Nelson
Berta Hall
Berit's mother
Birgitta Valberg
Miss Vilander
Sif Rudd
Mrs. Krona
Britta Billsten
Ingmar Bergman
Harald Molander
Ingmar Bergman
Based on a story by
Olle Lansberg
Gunnar Fischer
Oscar Rosander
Set designer
Nils Svenwall
Erland von Koch

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Mirrors of Bergman
Mirrors of Bergman

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By Kogonada

On Film / Visual Analysis — Feb 12, 2015
Eclipse Series 1:
Early Bergman

Torment (1944) marked the official emergence of Ingmar Bergman onto the world cinema stage. Though directed by his renowned compatriot Alf Sjöberg, it was the twenty-four-year-old Bergman’s big break as a screenwriter and, in its themes and preocc…

By Michael Koresky

Mar 27, 2007


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.