Bergman – A Year in a Life

Ingmar Bergman directs from on top of a van

Still from Bergman – A Year in the Life, Jane Magnusson, 2019

Jane Magnusson directs and narrates a documentary that exposes the darker, less well-known side to one of the most famous directors in world cinema. Focusing on 1957, a landmark year in which Bergman directed two films and four plays, Magnusson explores not only the director’s filmography but also his at times complex and turbulent personal life.

Using a wealth of previously unseen archive material, contemporary interviews and a fantastic selection of clips from Ingmar Bergman’s vast body of work, this fascinating and unflinching study is one of the standout film documentaries of the year.

To accompany this new documentary, we present the two films made by Bergman in 1957:

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