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