Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
The Swedish documentary Ingmar Bergman does not answer the question "how does this great artist differ from run-of-the-mill types?" Bergman is unquestionably Sweden's greatest film director, many consider him to be one of the world's all-time great directors. Among his better-known films are The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Cries and Whispers and Fanny and Alexander. His films peer deeply into the painful places in the human psyche, yet they have an unusual clarity and luminosity. This documentary is interesting and even necessary viewing for fans of the great movie director's work. One thing which is very clear is that he does not slight the technical aspects of his craft. This documentary features interviews with Bergman himself, as well as interviews with many of the actors who have worked with him, including Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann. It also shows him at work during the shooting of a film.
behind-the-scenes, career-retrospective, film-director, filmmaker, interview, Swedish [nationality]