Ingmar Bergman to be commemorated at IFFI 2018

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By Stephen Fernandes Mobile: 9820707327 Email: stevfern@gmail.com

IFFI 2018 will commemorate the birth centenary of Ingmar Bergman, one of the world’s greatest and most prolific film-makers.

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 – July 30, 2007) was a Swedish Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre, and radio. In his illustrious career, he directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote. He also directed over 170 plays. Most of his films were set in Sweden, the themes often being dark topics like death, illness, faith, betrayal, bleakness, and insanity.

In celebrating the birth centenary of prolific Swedish write, director and playwright, Ingmar Bergman, IFFI 2018 has created a tribute section dedicated to works of Bergman. This tribute section is named #Bergman100 and will showcase a number of his films from years gone by. These include ‘Summer with Monika’ (1953), ‘Seventh Seal’ (1957), ‘Persona’ (1966), ‘Autumn Sonata’ (1978) and ‘Saraband’ (2003). ‘Saraband’ was the last film he directed in his career before he retired for good.

The section will also include works by other writers and directors that have spent time on Bergman’s works through the years. Two such documentaries that will be shown are ‘Bergman Island’ (2004) and ‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ (2018). The former, directed by Marie Nyreröd and the latter by Margarethe von Trotta and Felix Moelle, take a close look at Ingmar Bergman’s life and work, and even his film legacy.

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