Ernst Ingmar Bergman, born on the 14th of July, 1918 in Uppsala, died on the 30th of July, 2007 on Fårö, was a world-famous filmmaker, legendary theatre director and exceptional writer. He wrote or directed more than 60 films and 170 theatrical productions, and authored over a hundred books and articles.
Among his best-known works are the films The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries and Persona, as well as his autobiography The Magic Lantern.
Throughout Bergman’s many works, one finds variations on a central theme: dysfunctional families, blood-sucking failed artists and an absent Almighty all become manifestations of our collective inability to communicate with each other.
Shakespeare, Molière, Ibsen, and Strindberg were all enormously important influences on Bergman, not only in his theatrical work, but indeed the entirety of his artistic career.
2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth. The 100-Year Jubilee is already underway across the globe. For us at Hedlund Agency it is amazing to be a part of making Ingmar Bergman’s works read by more.
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