Bergman 100: Discoveries & Rarities

September 1–November 4, 2018

This installment in our yearlong centennial tribute to Ingmar Bergman highlights diverse facets of his remarkable cinematic output, from his documentaries about the island of Fårö to his international productions of the 1970s.

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  • The Devil’s Eye

  • Fårö Document 1979

  • The Rite

  • After the Rehearsal

  • The Touch

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Upcoming Films

  • The Phantom Carriage

    Victor Sjöström
    Sweden, 1921
    • Saturday, September 22 8 PM
    Judith Rosenberg on Piano

    An alcoholic’s life is changed through love and an encounter with the Grim Reaper in this film of uncanny beauty and inventiveness, which Ingmar Bergman called “the keystone of my cinematographic world.”

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  • The Rite

    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1969
    • Saturday, September 29 8 PM

    One of Bergman’s most stylized and political films, this Kafkaesque chamber drama tracks three actors accused of taking part in a pornographic performance. A bold, blistering comment on artistic censorship.

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  • The Touch

    Ingmar Bergman
    United States, Sweden, 1971

    Digital Restoration

    • Saturday, October 6 7:30 PM

    Bergman’s first film in English stars Bibi Andersson as a seemingly happy Swedish housewife embroiled in an affair with a visiting American intellectual hothead (Elliott Gould). Once ignored, the film has been reappraised as “a major entry in the director’s canon” (Geoff Andrews).

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  • From the Life of the Marionettes

    Ingmar Bergman
    Germany, Sweden, 1980

    Digital Restoration

    • Friday, October 12 7:30 PM

    One of Bergman’s most daring experiments, this bleakly explicit tale of a feuding couple was controversial on its release, but the director said “it belongs to my best films.”

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  • The Serpent’s Egg

    Ingmar Bergman
    Germany, United States, 1977

    Digital Restoration

    • Sunday, October 14 7 PM

    David Carradine stars as a Jewish American circus artist caught among the whores, alcoholics, and rising fascists of decadent 1923 Berlin in Bergman’s jaw-droppingly atypical period piece, an unapologetically gothic Grand Guignol.

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  • After the Rehearsal

    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1984

    Imported 35mm Print
    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    • Sunday, November 4 4 PM
    With Special Guest Katinka Faragó

    A spare, pellucid work featuring three actors (Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin, and Lena Olin) in one set, After the Rehearsal is a far-reaching meditation on life, theater, and the connections between the two.

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Past Films

  • The Devil’s Eye

    • Saturday, September 15 5:30 PM
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1960

    Digital Restoration
    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    Looking for trouble, the devil’s minions are sent to the home of a naïve parson whose daughter is about to be married in Bergman’s bizarre fantasy, which underlines that “marriage is hell’s pièce de résistance.”

  • Fårö Document 1979

    • Saturday, September 8 5:30 PM
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1979

    Digital Restoration

    Bergman’s follow-up documentary about his beloved Fårö offers a more optimistic portrayal of the islanders, as well as fascinating glimpses of community rituals and age-old traditions.

  • Fårö Document

    • Saturday, September 1 6 PM
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1970

    Digital Restoration

    Bergman’s first foray into nonfiction filmmaking is a portrait of the remote Baltic island of Fårö, which had become his refuge and the location for a number of his films.