On October 13, catch a special screening of the new film Bergman Island (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve; France/Belgium/German/Sweden, 2021), a 2021 Cannes Film Festival Official Selection, at Scandinavia House!
A filmmaking couple living in America, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth) retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface; lines between reality and fiction then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart. (112 min. In English)
“A searching exploration of reality and art in the way they mirror, propel and feed on one another, washing ashore remembrances both dreamy and lifelike”—RogerEbert.com
“A stunner worthy of its namesake…about the process of creating an astonishing and personal film”—Film School Rejects
Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above; film screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall. All attendees are required to present proof of vaccination upon arrival in compliance with New York State government; read more here. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.
Special thanks to IFC films for this program.
About the Director
Mia Hansen-Løve (b. 1981) is a French film director, screenwriter, and former actress. She has won several accolades for her work. Her first feature film, All Is Forgiven, won the Louis Delluc Prize for Best First Film in 2007. Hansen-Løve’s film Father of My Children won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and Best Script at TIFF 2009. Her 2011 film A Love of Youth received special mentions at the Locarno International Film Festival 2011, TIFF 2011, and Telluride Film Festival 2011.
In 2014, Hansen-Løve was awarded the status of Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. In 2016, she won the Silver Bear for Best Director for her film Things to Come at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, as well as becoming a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.I n September 2018, Hansen-Løve premiered Maya at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival as a part of the Special Presentations section.