Rent Bergman: A Year in a Life (2018)

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Synopsis:
Jane Magnusson's documentary centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when Bergman, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life. This is the springboard for a survey that spirals out to embrace everything from childhood to old age, touching on his many creative achievements, his strengths and failings as a man, and the way his art derived from his life.
This release includes both the theatrical version of the film and the expanded, four-hour edition made for Swedish TV, 'Bergman: A Life in Four Acts', in which further illuminating anecdotes are offered by many who knew him - perhaps none, however, quite as revealing as Bergman's own testimony.
Actors:
, , , , Jane Magnusson, , , , , , , Gösta Roosling, , , Dag Bergman, , , , ,
Directors:
Jane Magnusson
Producers:
Fredrik Heinig, Cecilia Nessen, Mattias Nohrborg
Aka:
Bergman - ett år, ett liv
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
Sweden, Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/03/2019
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English, Swedish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour and B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Bergman: A Year in a Life' Q&A (2019, 17 mins): Jane Magnusson in conversation with Geoff Andrew. Recorded at BFI Southbank in 2019
  • Ingmar Bergman Guardian Interview (1982, 62 mins, audio only): Bergman pays tribute to theatre and film director Alf Sjoberg, discussing his influence and impact on his own career. Recorded at the NFT in 1982
  • Vox Lipoma (2018, 11 mins): satirical animation about Ingmar Bergman's power, sexuality and relationships
  • UK Theatrical Trailer (2019)
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/03/2019
Run Time:
117 minutes
Languages:
English, Swedish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour and B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • 'Bergman: A Year in a Life' Q&A (2019, 17 mins): Jane Magnusson in conversation with Geoff Andrew. Recorded at BFI Southbank in 2019
  • Ingmar Bergman Guardian Interview (1982, 62 mins, audio only): Bergman pays tribute to theatre and film director Alf Sjoberg, discussing his influence and impact on his own career. Recorded at the NFT in 1982
  • Vox Lipoma (2018, 11 mins): satirical animation about Ingmar Bergman's power, sexuality and relationships
  • UK Theatrical Trailer (2019)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following A Life In Four Acts:
- Act 1
- Act 2
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following A Life In Four Acts:
- Act 3
- Act 4
Disc 3:
This disc includes special features
- A Year In A Life

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Spoiler Alert
08/11/2019

This is a comprehensive overview of Bergman's career up to, and including, his "big year" in 1957.

There is nothing particularly new here, but it is a useful introduction for anyone who wants to know more about this tortured genius of cinema.

Unsurprisingly, the portrait of the artist has plenty of warts and blemishes. A man so driven is bound to be flawed.

Mainly this film serves as a reminder of just how good his prime period films are, and it is on those that he should be judged.

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