Bergman Island (Ingmar Bergman - 3 dokumentärer om film, teater, Fårö och livet av Marie Nyreröd)
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Bergman Island (Ingmar Bergman - 3 dokumentärer om film, teater, Fårö och livet av Marie Nyreröd)
Legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman opens his soul to filmmaker Marie Nyreröd for a three-part documentary produced for Swedish television and offering the most intimate portrait of the director since Vilgot Sjöman's 1963 film Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie (a documentary which followed the making of Bergman's acclaimed 1962 chamber drama Winter Light). A longtime friend to her celebrated subject, Nyreröd teams with editor Kurt Bergmark to offer a three-sided meditation on Bergman that begins by examining his film career before moving on to his theatrical accomplishments and personal… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Compelling viewing for any fan of Swedish master Ingmar Bergman."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"Easily the world's most influential living filmmaker and one of the greatest in cinema history, Bergman reveals himself here in a manner previously available only through his movies."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Bergman was always an intelligent interview and proves that again."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"At times, this could almost be the cineaste Cribs."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"An extraordinarily revealing documentary portrait of the Swedish director at his home on the desolate Baltic Island of Faro."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Marie Nyreröd's affectionate and revealing portrait of the legendary director functions as something of a last will and testament."
‑ Richard Porton, Film Journal International
"An amazing portrait of the great filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in his later years."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"As little more than an extended interview, it remains hobbled by determinedly uninspired cinematography and a mundane televisual setup."
‑ Ed Halter, Village Voice
"This version of Nyreröd's efforts tends to focus on the more familiar touchstones of Bergman's career, though it does go significantly in-depth on the guilt he feels over his many failures as a husband and a father."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Slant Magazine