Monday, April 2, 2012

More Ingmar Bergman: "Bergman's Video"

I recently learned of a new documentary film project called Bergman's Video, six 45-minute episodes centered on a theme relevant to Ingmar Bergman and some of the more than 1500 videos from his archive.

The series is distributed by First Hand Films and they describe the documentary as: 

A light and entertaining look at the big stories and their makers: having exclusive access to Bergman's private archive with more than 1500 films, an eclectic collection of films was found, spanning from the more predictable ones by Tarkovsky, Bunuel, Truffaut, to the more surprising, such as ”Blues Brothers”, ”FoulPlay”, ”Jurassic Park” and ”Ghostbusters”.
A new insight into the genius of Bergman and most of all, a portrait of the greatest filmmakers of today. How they work, why they choose the themes they keep coming back to and why film is an artform like no other.  Each episode will focus on a theme ... Fear, Silence, Comedy, Death, Adventure and Insanity. For every episode one filmmaker gets to visit and experience Ingmar Bergman’s remote home, others Bergman’s Video will meet and interview around the world. 

The filmmakers and actors featured include Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Woody Allen, Gus van Sant, Robert de Niro, Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, Ang Lee, Lars von Trier, Agnieszka Holland, Martin Scorsese, Isabella Rosselini, and many others.

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