Tag Archives: Ingmar Bergman

Liv Ullmann in Bergman’s “Skammen” [1968 Sweden]

The late sixties were momentous times in Europe and the world over, and Ingmar Bergman had a message to tell. He needed to tell us of our collective shame – the shame in the way people are governed, wars … Continue reading

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Ingrid Thulin in “Vargtimmen” [1968, Sweden]

Ingmar Bergman ventures into horror genre in this 1968 classic, “Vargtimmen” [Eng. Title: The Hour of the Wolf]. Versatile though the great man is, as ever, he doesn’t for a frame forego his meticulous attention to detail. You don’t … Continue reading

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Ingrid Thulin in “Viskningar och Rop” [1972 Sweden]

Ingmar Bergman’s visually stunning but disturbing 1972 drama “Viskningar och Rop” [Eng. Title: Cries and Whispers] won an Oscar for cinematography, but should have bagged a few more, direction included, for this is one of Bergman’s finest films.
Agnes is … Continue reading

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Rita Russek & Christine Buchegger in “Aus dem Leben der Marionetten” [1980 Germany, Sweden]

The great Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman made his 1980 gem, “Aus dem Leben der Marionetten” [Eng. Title: From the Life of the Marionettes] while living in Germany.
It is among his lesser known films, and also the most underrated.  Perhaps because it is a departure of sorts from the customary … Continue reading

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