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Bergman Island (Criterion Collection)

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Just four years before his death, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman sat down with Swedish documentarian Marie Nyrerod in his home on Faro Island to discuss his films, his fears, his regrets, and his ongoing artistic passion. This resulted in the most breathtakingly candid series of interviews that the famously reclusive director ever took part in, later edited into the feature-length film Bergman Island. In-depth, revealing, and packed with choice anecdotes about Bergman's films, as well as his personal life, Nyrerod's film is an unforgettable final glimpse of a man who transformed cinema.


Studio Criterion Collection
SKU 210881588
UPC 715515047517
UPC 14 00715515047517
Format DVD
Release Date 6/16/2009
Name Bergman,Ingmar
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ReviewSource Variety
Review Ingmar Bergman lays his soul on the line in "Bergman Island," Marie Nyreroed's gentle, intimate and thorough three-part doc. Made with the support of Swedish Television (which aired it locally in 2004) and at times, it seems, with Bergman's co-direction, the three-parter is a dream for lovers of his work. Already available via Swedish TV on Region Two DVD, the work will be soon released in a 90-minute theatrical version, which should score with distribs and art houses worldwide...The only previous film about Bergman to come this close to a total portrait is the Vilgot Sjoman's 1963 "Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie," chronicling the making of "Winter Light," his chamber drama of a skeptical village priest. But while Bergman -- who turns 88 on July 14 -- opened up to Sjoman about his working methods, he goes considerably further with Nyreroed, with whom he has been a friend for years...From 25 hours of lensed interview footage (largely at the reclusive Bergman's home on Faro island) and hundreds of hours of archival material, Nyreroed and editor Kurt Bergmark have patiently crafted a three-sided view of Bergman, starting with his film career, followed by coverage of his massive theater output. Final section ("Bergman and Faro Island") practically has Bergman on the couch, revealing details of his personal life and laying out his "demons."...Tour of Bergman's home on Faro, as he energetically trudges on foot with a cane or drives behind the wheel of a four-by-four, is stoked with terrific details of domestic life, including a love of clocks. His list of his own faults, including bearing grudges and being too pedantic, ends the pic on a powerfully intimate note...Ultimate impression is of a man who has finally -- after many times of claiming to do so -- hung up his clapboard, and is relaxed enough to sit down and talk to the camera about his career. Nyreroed is more his easy conversational partner than an inquiring journalist, which may be why little is said, for instance, about his years in German exile when he had run afoul of Swedish tax laws.
Reviewer Robert Koehler
ReviewRating 9
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Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly ...Ingmar Bergman, at 88, comes off as lean and vigorous in this fascinating memoir-interview.
Stephen Holden, The New York Times Intimate, compelling film.

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