Bergman Island

critic Reviews

, 86% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Minor but charming, the well-acted Bergman Island uses the titular filmmaker's legacy as the launchpad for a dreamlike rumination on romance and creativity.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Keith Uhlich(All (Parentheses))
    That the film manages to attain vast levels of emotional resonance speaks to Hansen-Løve's talent for mining her characters' quiet lives for all they're worth.
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    Annie GengThe New Republic
    Mia Hansen-Løve's beguiling new film about love, cinema, and Ingmar Bergman oscillates gently between fantasy and realism.
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    Mark FeeneyBoston Globe
    Among the virtues of "Bergman Island" is how uncluttered it is generally, as well as its consistent quietude and Hansen-Løve's keenness of observation.
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    Alissa WilkinsonVox
    You don't actually have to love Ingmar Bergman, or even have seen a Bergman movie, to find Bergman Island terrific. Thoughtful, layered, deceptively light, it's among Hansen-Løve's best work.
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    Kimber MyersCrooked Marquee
    [Mia] Hansen-Løve goes beyond any gossip, delivering a witty, warm commentary on the creative process and the dynamics of relationships where both partners are artists.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I liked the way [Vicky Krieps' character] ponders artistry,.
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    Lisa Giles-KeddieHeyUGuys
    Filmed with lovestruck awe for the setting, this film revels in its ambiguities and is all the stronger for it.
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    Rachel Wagnerrachelsreviews.net
    I may like the movie within a movie better than a movie but the script was quippy and fun and everyone had good chemistry. A movie made for cinemaphiles.
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    Carlos LosillaCaimán Cuadernos de Cine
    A very remarkable film, perhaps the best of the festival so far, despite its flagrant imperfections, or perhaps because of them. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jean-Pierre GarcíaEscribiendoCine
    [Viewers] will discover a highly talented director. [Full review in Spanish]
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