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Bergman Island

A recut packing-up of three separate docus by journalist-cum-filmmaker Marie Nyrerod, "Bergman Island" reps compelling viewing for any fan of Swedish master Ingmar Bergman, seen here talking frankly on various subjects.

With:
With: Ingmar Bergman, Marie Nyrerod.

A recut packing-up of three separate docus by journalist-cum-filmmaker Marie Nyrerod, “Bergman Island” reps compelling viewing for any fan of Swedish master Ingmar Bergman, seen here talking frankly on various subjects. While pic will undoubtedly end up as a DVD extra, particularly on box sets, it may yet show up at fests and enjoy airings on upscale cablers in the meantime, and even surface in specialist cinemas, particularly in Scandinavia.

Obviously respected and liked by the sometimes obstreperous Bergman, helmer Nyrerod coaxes candid material from him in interviews seen here, drawing on such personal matters as his childhood, such stars/lovers as Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann, and his intimate relationship with his home on Faro Island. Docu also offers a brisk but well-selected canter around the major career highlights (“The Seventh Seal,” “Persona,” “Fanny and Alexander” and so on), intercut with comments from Bergman about the filming of same. Legit fans will relish emphasis here on Bergman’s theater work. Although tech package is par for TV docu course, attention to small but telling details — such as the design of Bergman’s fireplace — adds richness.

Bergman Island

Sweden

Production: An SVT, Svensk Filmindustri production. (International sales: Sveriges Television, Stockholm.) Produced, directed by Marie Nyrerod.

Crew: Camera (color, DV), Arne Carlsson; editor, Kurt Bergmark; sound, Per Nystrom. Reviewed at Gothenburg Film Festival (Nordic Film Market), Feb. 2, 2007. Running time: 83 MIN.

With: With: Ingmar Bergman, Marie Nyrerod.

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