Bergman 100: Late Works

October 28–November 30, 2018

Presented in the intimate setting of BAMPFA’s Theater 2, three of Ingmar Bergman’s late works for television show his abiding interest in themes of desire, spirituality, and mortality.

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  • In the Presence of a Clown

  • The Blessed Ones

  • The Image Makers

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Upcoming Films

  • In the Presence of a Clown

    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1997
    • Friday, November 16 7:30 PM
    • Sunday, November 18 2:45 PM

    Bergman’s eccentric made-for-television drama, set in a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the director’s own career.

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  • The Image Makers

    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 2000
    • Sunday, November 25 3 PM
    • Friday, November 30 7:30 PM

    A great filmmaker pays homage to another: Bergman’s television play documents a behind-the-scene moment from the creation of Victor Sjöström’s silent film classic The Phantom Carriage, one of Bergman’s favorite works.

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Past Films

  • The Blessed Ones

    • Sunday, October 28 3 PM
    • Friday, November 2 7:30 PM
    Ingmar Bergman
    Sweden, 1986

    Bergman’s first feature after abandoning 35mm film for television is a tale of tortured love between a middle-aged woman and a slightly younger man. “A melodrama reeking of both sulphur and perfume” (Dagens nyheter).