Bergman: A Year in a Life

Bergman: A Year in a Life
  • 2018
  • Sweden / Norway
  • 1h 57min
  • Directed by: Jane Magnusson
  • Language: Swedish, English, German

Documentary about a pivotal year in the life of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, looking at how his nature was revealed in his work. Despite some fatuous adulatory comments from famous fans, it’s a fascinating and wide-ranging film with enough fresh material to appeal to those looking to dig into Bergman’s work and life.

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Bergman – A Year in a Life

21 Jan 20194 stars

Fascinating, wide-ranging documentary addressing the life and legacy of the influential director

1957 was an extraordinary year for Ingmar Bergman. He released The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries, directed a television film and four plays, including a landmark, five-hour production of Peer Gynt. The pressure of the 'insanely high expectations…

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