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Ingmar Bergman
February 24, 2008 until March 22, 2008

While his name is virtually synonymous with cinema, Ingmar Bergman once observed that his true artistic marriage was to the theatre; the cinema was his mistress. While we can say with certainty that his mistress misses him dearly since his departure in late July 2007, thankfully he recorded this passionate relationship in over 40 feature films and, along with his contemporary genius, Michaelangelo Antonioni (see also our Antonioni tribute programme), helped to establish the cinema as the 20th Century’s greatest art form. This homage to Bergman features five films from five decades of filmmaking, from his first work as writer-director (the astonishing PRISON) to his magisterial farewell to cinema, FANNY AND ALEXANDER. All five films are presented in glorious 35mm English sub-titled prints. If you’ve never seen Bergman in a cinema, this is for you; if you have, this series is also for you. The CFI is honoured to pay tribute to an absolute master of the cinematic art and one of the world’s most emotionally engaged artists, Ingmar Bergman. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Film Institute.

Program:
Ingmar Bergman  •  Sweden  •  1953  •  96 min
Sunday, February 24, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
 
Ingmar Bergman  •  Sweden  •  1957  •  91 min
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 9:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
 
Ingmar Bergman  •  Sweden  •  1982  •  188 min
Saturday, March 22, 2008, 7:00 pm, Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.
English Subtitles