Ingmar Bergman was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio and this year marks 100 years of his brilliance! The Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Institute facilitate the screening of six of his most iconic films to celebrate the Ingmar Bergman 100-year Jubilee.
About Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)
Ingmar Bergman is not only Sweden’s foremost filmmaker of all time, but is generally regarded as one of the most iconic figures in the entire history of cinematic arts. In fact, Bergman is among a relatively small exclusive group of filmmakers, regarded at par with a Fellini, an Antonioni, a Tarkovsky.
Bergman’s career as a cinematic artist is unique in its sheer volume. From his directing debut in Crisis (1946) to Saraband (2003), he found time to direct more than 40 films, including some – for example The Naked Night (1953), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Silence (1963) and Persona (1966) – considered to be among the absolute classics of the cinema. But what is really unique about Bergman is his ability to use the mass medium of film – by nature as much an industry as an art – as a deeply personal form of expression, equally suited to depicting existential or psychological problems as well as a tangible world of events.
Wild Strawberries– 26 March at 6.30pm | The Stein Auditorium
Bergman Island – 27 March at 7:00pm | Amaltas
The Seventh Seal – 28 March at 7:00pm | Amaltas
Autumn Sonata – 29 March at 7:00pm | Amaltas
Persona – 30 March at 7:00pm | Amaltas
Fanny and Alexander – 31 March at 6.30pm | Amaltas