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Bergman: A Year In A Life (DVD)


This fascinating and unflinching study of the brilliance of Ingmar Bergman’s extraordinary career, is crafted around one of his most prolific and creatively fruitful years

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Jane Magnusson directs and narrates this passionate tribute to the hugely influential cinema and personality of film icon Ingmar Bergman.

Journeying through 1957 - the year Bergman released The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries, made a TV film and directed four plays for theatre - a wealth of archive and contemporary interviews reveals previously untold stories and insight into Bergman's life and character.

Featuring extensive clips from his vast body of work, Bergman: A Year in A Life explores the existential themes and personal dilemmas at the core of the director’s artistic legacy and offers a deeper understanding of what makes his work so powerful and enduring.

  • Bergman: A Year in a Life Q&A (2019, 17 mins): Jane Magnusson in conversation with Geoff Andrew. Recorded at BFI Southbank in 2019
  • Ingmar Bergman Guardian Interview (1982, 62 mins, audio only): Bergman pays tribute to theatre and film director Alf Sjöberg, discussing his influence and impact on his own career. Recorded at the NFT in 1982
  • Vox Lipoma (2018, 11 mins): satirical animation about Ingmar Bergman’s power, sexuality and relationships
  • UK theatrical trailer (2019)
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing by Jane Magnusson and Geoff Andrew, plus full film credits
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SKU 5035673021231
Catalogue Number BFIV2123
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2019
Director Jane Magnusson
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Subtitles English Hard of Hearing
Running time 117 min
DVD region 2
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