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Berlinale Retrospective Ingmar Bergman

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Retrospective Ingmar Bergman: Guests and Events Few film directors have worked as consistently over decades with the same team as Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, three of Bergman's most outstanding actresses will not only present "their" films at the Berlinale, but also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.   When Bergman cast the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann in Persona (1965/66) becaus...

Nominees for Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award in Göteborg

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  Blue Valentine, Michelle Williams Eight first-and second-time directors are competing for The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, selected by an international jury. The prize is awarded for the fifth time and goes to "a debutante who in his film treats an existential theme that has a dynamic or experimental approach to the cinematic means of expression". The prize is a week's stay at the Bergman Week summer 2011, a DVD box with 23 Bergman films from Ingma...

Berlinale retrospective Ingmar Bergman

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  Few film directors have worked as consistently over decades with the same team as Ingmar Bergman. With Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom and Liv Ullmann, three of Bergman's most outstanding actresses will not only present "their" films at the Berlinale, but also converse in detail publicly about life and work with Bergman for both the screen and the stage.   When Bergman cast the Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann in Persona (1965/66) because of her resemblance to Bi...

Berlinale retrospective will honour Ingmar Bergman

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The Retrospective of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival will honour Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007. The cinematic oeuvre of this legendary filmmaker includes more than 60 works. Films such as The Silence (Tystnaden, 1962/63), Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap, 1972/73) and Fanny and Alexander (Fanny och Alexander, 1981/82 – which took home four Oscars) brought him international fame. He won nearly all of the world’s most prestigious film awards, inc...

One week to go to Bergman week at Fårö

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The 7th edition of the Bergman Week starts June 29 on Fårö. The Masterclass with Liv Ullmann and screenings in Bergman's private cinema on the island have generated great interest. But with one week to go until the Bergman Weeks kicks off there are still tickets available. Among the new additions featured this year is the cooperation with The Bergman Estates, which has resulted in a number of joint events within the framework of the Bergman Week. The Bergman Lecture will be the first in ...

Global Film Village: Bergman Re-defined

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photo by Marc Halperin by Marla LewinOne of the most interesting documentaries I saw at Cannes 2010 is My Films Are My Mistress by Stig Bjorkman. A compilation of backstage moments and interviews with master director Ingmar Bergman. The film is interspersed with comments from Martin Scorsese , Woody Allen and many other great directors speaking about his style and the lessons they learned from his work.  Their interpretations of Bergman and his importance to world cinema, in a...

Award ceremony at Göteborg

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Award ceremony at Göteborg International Film Festival’s closing partyThe 32nd Göteborg International Film Festival closes tonight with an award ceremony at Börsen and a big party at Magasinsgatan. The following prizes are awarded:The Nordic Film Award, The Church of Sweden Film Award, The FIPRESCI Award, The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award, the Producer Award Lorens, and the Viewer's Choice Award.The Nordic Film Award
The Göteborg International Film Festival's Nordic Film A...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are …

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 when the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. In 2008 Jaime Rosales got the award for his Solitary Fragments. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director.Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival's Bergman award with the wo...

New record for Bergman Week 2008 on Fårö

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On the eve of the Bergman Week 2008 on Fårö, a record result in terms of visitors and sales was noted by the Bergman Week organisers. This year's programme was a bit expanded in comparison with last year's, containing more talks with former Bergman collaborators and a few more lectures on Bergman-related topics. Most of these were sold out. - The interest for Bergman's work has if anything grown since Ingmar's passing away last year, Jannike Åhlund, one of the organisers comments. This year w...

Sarasota Film Festival Announces Narrative Films, Documentaries & Shorts Packages

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The Sarasota Film Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary April 4-13th 2008. What began as a three-day festival with a handful of events has grown over a decade into one of the leading regional festivals is North America. As previously announced, this year the festival is thrilled to have as its honorary chairs, Governor Charlie Crist, United Artists CEO Paula Wagner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Co-Chairman Rick Nicita. They are all expected to attend the 10th Anniversary Ball, where th...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award – the nominees are…

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award Nominees

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The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award is the film award which is discovering new talent. The award was inaugurated during the Göteborg International Film Festival 2007 and the winner was Andrea Arnold for Red Road. Now the time has come to discover a brand new director. Ingmar Bergman was the honourary president of the Göteborg International Film Festival during 1994-2007 and blessed the festival’s Bergman award with the words ”The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to d...

Goodbye Mr. B: Death Of A Film Giant

 Tuesday, July 31-------It perhaps seemed improbable that one of the world's funniest filmmakers was a devoted acolyte of one of the world's most serious. But that was the case for Woody Allen, whose devotion to the Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman was a life-long obsession. He often referenced the great director in his films. In ANNIE HALL, in a scene that all hardcore cinephiles can relate to, Woody refuses to go to a screening of Bergman's FACE TO FACE because he and Diane Keato...

Goddbye Mr Bergman

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It perhaps seemed improbable that one of the world's funniest filmmakers was a devoted acolyte of one of the world's most serious. But that was the case for Woody Allen, whose devotion to the Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman was a life-long obsession. He often referenced the great director in his films. In ANNIE HALL, in a scene that all hardcore cinephiles can relate to, Woody refuses to go to a screening of Bergman's FACE TO FACE because he and Diane Keaton have missed the first 60 seconds of ...

Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman

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The 18th Stockholm International Film Festival dedicated to Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman was one of the greatest directors ever and he will continue to inspire filmmakers, in Sweden and abroad. His exceptional work and distinguished artistry even shaped the image of Sweden and Swedes abroad. Ingmar Bergman’s influence on Swedish film and culture in general cannot be underestimated. During the Stockholm International Film Festival, November 15th-25th, the audience will be invited to reexplore ...

Göteborg International Film Festival and Ingmar Bergman

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The late Ingmar Bergman was very close and important to the Göteborg International Film Festival. He was the festival’s honorary president and showed great interest in the activities of the organisation.The festival is represented in the council of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. – In the first place you feel very sad because a human being has passed away. It is always sad when a person dies, and it always comes unexpected. Of course my thoughts go out to his family, nearest and dearest. Per...

Bergman retrospective at next Göteborg Fest

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Yesterday was the last day of the fourth Bergman Week, the small and intimate festival, on the island of Fårö, co-arranged by Göteborg International Film Festival. Among this year’s guests were British actor and director Kenneth Branagh, Swedish Bergman actress Bibi Andersson and Swedish pianist Käbi Laretei. Branagh screened his film version of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute and introduced his Bergman favourite Fanny and Alexander. – My friends sometimes ask me if I am influenced by t...

Kenneth Branagh guest at Bergman Week at Fårö

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British actor and director Kenneth Branagh is this summer's guest at Bergman Week at Fårö, with his version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, which also Ingmar Bergman directed in 1975. Branagh, well-known for his Shakespeare interpretations on film and stage, premiered The Magic Flute at the Venice and Toronto festivals. For the Swedish premiere of the film, he has chosen Bergman Week at Fårö (June 26 - July 1). For the fourth consecutive year, Bergman Week arranges seminars, talks and guided to...

Göteborg Ingmar Bergman to Present Award to Film Debutant

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The International Ingmar Bergman Debut Award is one that seeks to highlight new international filmmaking talents. The award will be presented for the first time at the Göteborg International Film Festival, which is to be held from January 26 – February 5, 2007. “The award is a way of encouraging young filmmakers to deal with really important issues at a time when the film industry has more and more assumed the shape and form of a butchery and fornication business!” says Ingmar Bergman. In...

Göteborg Film Fest launches Ingmar Bergman award

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During the 30th anniversary of the Göteborg International Film Festival the inaugurational Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award will be presented to “a director making his or her debut with a film dealing with, in a broad sense, issues displaying a dynamic or experimental consciousness of the cinematic means of expression”. The award consists of one weeks stay at the Bergman Week at Fårö during the summer of 2007, and a beautiful engraved stone from Ingmar Bergman’s own beach at Få...

Essential Cinema: The Seventh Seal

Tuesday, September 26---One of the iconic images in international cinema is the sight of the Grim Reaper, the devil who seperates the spirit from the body of men, playing a strategic game of chess with a Knight during the Black Plague in Ingmar Bergman's landmark 1957 film THE SEVENTH SEAL. A new 35mm film print of this venerable film classic will be screened as part of the 50 Years of Janus Films celebration at this year's New York Film Festival. Legendary actor Max Von Sydow, one of the acto...

Ang Lee to Visit Bergman Week on Fårö, Sweden

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Multiple Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) describes himself as ”a huge Bergman fan”. He will visit Fårö off the coast of Sweden on July 1-2 and introduce the screening of his film The Ice Storm and also talk about his favourite Bergman film, Wild Strawberries under the heading “My Flavour of Strawberries”.This year's "Bergman Week" presents a program filled with exciting guests representing three generations of filmmakers, a string of rarely seen Bergman film...

Ang Lee to visit this summer's Bergman Week on Fårö!

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Multiple Academy Award winning director Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain) describes himself as ”a huge Bergman fan”. He will visit Fårö July 1-2 and introduce the screening of his film The Ice Storm and also talk about his favourite Bergman film, Wild Strawberries under the heading “My Flavour of Strawberries”. This year's Bergman Week presents a program filled with exciting guests representing three generations of filmmakers, a string of rarely seen Bergman films and excursions into the he...

Bergman Documentary Screened in Cannes Classics

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The Cannes Classic section of the 58th Cannes Film Festival, features the documentary trilogy: Ingmar Bergman Complete: Bergman And The Cinema / Bergman And The Theatre / Bergman And Fårö Island directed by Marie Nyreröd.The series screened on Swedish Television during the past year turned out to be one of the most popular programs of 2004. Nyreröd takes us back to the location where Bergman wrote his first screenplay in Filmstaden, (Film Town) outside of Stockholm. Bergman shows us the offi...
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