Ingmar plays devil’s advocate

Reclusive helmer phones it in for docu bash

Guests at the lunch for Marie Nyreroed‘s docu series “Ingmar Bergman Complete” were delivered a message from the reclusive Bergman himself.

Helmer said she had just phoned Bergman, who lives in splendid isolation in the Faroe Islands, to ask what she should say if journalists asked how she had persuaded him to participate in the project.

Nyreroed reported, “Bergman told me, ‘Say that you seduced me, because that’s what they’ll think.’ But that’s not the case.”

Also at the Monday event, held at the Scandinavian Films Terrace on the Croisette, were actress Bibi Andersson, who won the best actress prize at Cannes for Bergman’s “Brink of Life” in 1958, Swedish Film Institute CEO Aase Kleveland and Sweden’s minister of culture Leif Pagrotsky.

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