Synopsis by Cecilia Cygnar
This documentary, part of The Hollywood Collection, depicts the highs and lows of the life of actress Ingrid Bergman. This video captures the phenomenal triumphs and devastating disappointments of Bergman's illustrious career through the eyes of two of her four children, Isabella Rossellini and Pia Lindstrom (a child from her first marriage). After a successful film career in her native Sweden, Bergman burst onto the American screen in Intermezzo. After that, she starred in such successes as Casablanca, Gaslight, and Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound and Notorious. Her career came to an abrupt halt when a scandal involving her adulterous relationship with director Roberto Rossellini shocked the country. Bergman fled to Italy, made a few Italian films with then-husband Rossellini, and returned to American with the critically successful Anastasia, which garnered her a Best Actress Oscar. In addition to memories of their mother by her two daughters, this documentary also includes excerpts of Bergman's interviews, clips from some of her films, and footage of a press conference after she returned from Italy.
actor, film-clips, interview, memory, retrospective