Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In this documentary, one of the world's most influential directors, Ingmar Bergman spends an hour and a half discussing cinema and what it means to him. First-time director Gunnar Bergdahl filmed Bergman without the distraction of narration, intrusive questions, music and film clips. Shooting the documentary in just one day during the Goteborg fest, Bergdahl steadied the camera in a relatively stationary position in order to keep the focus on Bergman. In accordance to the great filmmaker's wishes, Bergdahl allowed him not to talk about his own films in lieu of discussing the films of other directors. After the completion of filming, Bergdahl and his editor Robert Stengard, divided the footage into eight sections.
analysis/analyst [study], cinema, filmmaker