SAT—October 13—3 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
83 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film concludes with a screening of the masterpiece Persona (1966). In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman, Liv Ullmann plays a stage actor who has inexplicably gone mute. Isolated in a remote island cottage with the young nurse caring for her (Bibi Andersson), the two women perform a mysterious spiritual and emotional transference that would prove to be one of cinema’s most influential creations.
Shot in stark contrast and soft light by the great Sven Nykvist, Persona is a penetrating, dreamlike work of profound psychological depth. A remarkably rich work about identity , this spare, intense film inspired later works by Kubrick, Altman, and Lynch, and was considered by Susan Sontag to be one of the greatest films ever made.
Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film
On the centenary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth, Scandinavia House presents a tribute to the late artist with screenings of seven films organized by Laurence Kardish (former Senior Curator of Film, MoMA), beginning with a special event with Liv Ullmann, the celebrated actress, director, and partner of Bergman. On September 26, Ullmann joins us to present an introduction to a screening of Bergman’s final film Saraband (2003), the sequel to the iconic Scenes From a Marriage (1974), which returns to Marianne (Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) thirty years after their divorce. Following the film that evening, Ullman will hold a special discussion with Kardish.
The series continues with a series of six classic Bergman titles that established not only his reputation in America, but contributed to the establishment of an art house cinema in the U.S.
Ullmann on Bergman
An Evening with Liv Ullmann & Saraband (TICKETS SOLD OUT)
WED—September 26—6:30 PM
Smiles of a Summer Night /Sommarnattens leende
FRI—September 28—6:30 PM
Wild Strawberries /Smultronstället
WED—October 3—7 PM
The Magician /Ansiktet
FRI—October 5—6:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye
SAT—October 6—3 PM
The Virgin Spring /Jungrukällan
WED—October 10—7 PM
Through a Glass Darkly /Sasom I en spegel
FRI—October 12—7 PM
SAT—October 13—3 PM