Bergman Week 2014

July 1st, 2014
Author: Meredith Taylor

INGMAR BERGMAN is perhaps the best known Swedish director of all time. He died in 2007 on the Swedish Island of Fårö and each year a film festival celebrates his life and work. The 11th Edition of the Bergman Week came to a close on 29 June with a theatre production by American
company Demon Theater, who staged Ingmar Bergman’s radio play from 1951, The City.

Directors Bille August, Catherine Breillat, Hisham Zaman, Richard Ayoade, Mikael Marcimain, Sofia Norlin, Lisa Langseth and Baker Karim among others took part in Q&As and screened their latest films.Writer Klas Östergren, actor David Dencik, director Mikael Marcimain and composer Mattias Bärjed talked about theupcoming film GENTLEMAN.

In collaboration with Göteborg International Film Festival, the Bergman Week also ran a programme in Visby The programme entitled “Film – a political eye-opener”. This included a screening of Bergman’s SHAME.. The programme also had a focus on dance. Choreographer Alexander Ekman had created a spectacular dance installation based on the TV series Scenes from a Marriage which took place in a defunct aircraft hangar in Bunge.

 

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