After a lifetime of flogging the demons of cosmic despair, Ingmar Bergman, at 88, comes off as lean and vigorous in this fascinating memoir-interview. Much of Bergman Island was shot on Faro, the Swedish island that has been his home since 1961, and beyond the glimpses into his daily existence (at times, this could almost be the cineaste Cribs), the film catches Bergman in an unusually candid mood. He offers confessions (”I was family-lazy,” he says with a grimace), reflections on his love affairs with Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, and hardheaded nuggets of insight into the shooting of his classics.
(Bergman Island: Swedish Television SVT)
Genre: Documentary; Director: Marie Nyrerod; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Filmsource
Posted December 13 2006 — 12:00 AM EST
- 'Empire': Behind the scenes at EW's photo shoot
- Skrillex + Diplo release Jack U debut
- 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett on the power of Jamal's coming-out
- 'Focus' aims to lift box office crown from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
- Bruce Willis indie-thriller 'Wake' halts production due to lack of funding
- 'How to Get Away with Murder' creator on season 1 success, season 2 ideas
- Catwoman comes out as bisexual in comic
- 'Empire': New EW cast portraits and behind-the-scenes photos
- 'Dancing with the Stars': Sizing up the season 20 cast
- 'Parks' 2017: What we embrace/dread in world of tomorrow
- Oscars 2015: EW exclusive rehearsal photos
- Oscars 2015 backstage: EW all-access photo pass
- Taylor, Rita & Orlando, Amanda and More!