Pages tagged with Ingmar Bergman

Liv Ullmann, star of many Ingmar Bergman films, is now directing, and she took time out to speak with me about her new film, "Miss Julie," which opened the 50th Annual Chicago Film Festival.
Bergman's films are experiences in and of themselves. Bergman was quite adept at genre switching, and dabbled in comedy, mystery, Greek chorus-like interplays, morality tales, as well as existentialism, and philosophical musings. He was most skilled, however, in the art of drama. His ...
Bergman segued a bit out of the realm of existentialism, as he was wont to do in the 1950's, into a more grounded drama in the 1960's and 70's. "The Passion of Anna" illustrates this shift into films more about relationships, especially those between male and female. This period in hi...
Ingmar Bergman was clearly a deep thinker, a humanist, a believer in art and its effect on an audience. With "Shame" he poses a fictional, hypothetical war, places two characters in the midst of it, and shows the dehumanizing influences war imparts on them. His love of Strindberg is r...
Ingmar Bergman, who has been discussed ad infinitum, was a major influence on Scandinavian as well as world cinema. His films are extremely personal, reflective, and monumentally pensive. To say a Bergman film is "thought-provoking" is an understatement.
Once again, we examine Ingmar Bergman, one the film's greatest directors. This time around, Bergman questions the nature of faith and religion. Bergman opted out of an intricate plot, and decided to make this primarily a serious character study. Bergman also seems to be in his most di...
Challenging subject matter often makes the best films. Bergman never used violence in a gratuitous manner, which made it all the more stomach-churning. It's as if he were saying, "The faults of man should never be glamorized." Today's films are often irresponsible and opt for comic he...
Watching a Bergman film is an experience both cathartic and often enlightening. His ability to put real situations and real people on-screen in a most natural way is unparalleled. Once again, here is an example of a film which leaves one profoundly effected.
Ingmar Bergman is one of my favorite directors. His films are like philosophical discussions on-screen; totally engaging, intellectually challenging, and most always about the human condition and how we relate to one another.
Bergman is perhaps the most famous Swedish film-maker of all time. Why is this? He was brilliant at form, at working with his actors, and from a technical standpoint, a master craftsman. Here's a classic that is a must-see for any film fan.
A short review of classic film director, Ingmar Bergman's "Wild Strawberries" (1957).
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