To try to encapsulate the brilliant cinema career of legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is impossible. Bergman's work with actors including Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Erland Josephson, Eva Dahlbeck, Ulla Jacobsson, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann made him arguably the greatest director of actors in the history of the medium, while his overall technical mastery, brutal honesty and relentless search for truth qualify him one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Bergman's birth, Film Forum is hosting a five-week, 47-film retrospective that encompasses his oeuvre's progression from tormented, sensitive male protagonists; to strong female leads; to a series of God-haunted works; to island-location "chamber" works; to powerful, scathing examinations of intimate relationships, with romantic comedies interspersed throughout; to the warmth and charm of his later The Magic Flute and Fanny and Alexander.
Film Forum's Ingmar Bergman Centennial Retrospective will include DCPs and 35mm prints imported from Sweden, including 40 new restorations created by the Swedish Film Institute especially for the 2018 celebration.
Presented in associations with the Swedish Film Institute and the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, with restorations courtesy of the Swedish Film Institute and Janus Films. Through March 15th at Film Forum.