Job Film director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1944-2005
Top Roles Man wearing a beret at the funfair, Expecting Father at the Maternity Ward, Narrator, Man in the stairs at the gynecologist's, Man with newspaper on the train
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Short Films, Fantasy, Crime
Top TopicsArtists
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Ingmar Bergman Overview:

Director, Ingmar Bergman, was born Ernst Ingmar Bergman on Jul 14, 1918 in Uppsala, Sweden. Bergman died at the age of 89 on Jul 30, 2007 in F?r?, Sweden .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Bergman was nominated for eight Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1970 Ingmar Bergman .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1959Best WritingWild Strawberries (1957)N/ANominated
1962Best WritingThrough a Glass Darkly (1961)N/ANominated
1973Best DirectorCries and Whispers (1972)N/ANominated
1973Best WritingCries and Whispers (1972)N/ANominated
1976Best DirectorFace to FaceN/ANominated
1978Best WritingAutumn Sonata (1978)N/ANominated
1983Best DirectorFanny & AlexanderN/ANominated
1983Best WritingFanny & AlexanderN/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

YearAwardDescription
1970IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARDIngmar Bergman

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Quote: on Illusion and Film

By KC on Apr 7, 2019 From Classic Movies

Image Source When we experience a film, we prime ourselves for illusion. We make way for it in our imagination. - Source... Read full article


Autumn Sonata (1978, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 27, 2018 From The Stop Button

Somewhat recently I read an observation along the following lines? created great roles for actresses by giving them absolutely awful emotions to essay. Whoever said it (I?ve tried, without success to properly credit her) said it a lot better. But at around the hour mark of Autumn Sonat... Read full article


Through a Glass Darkly (1961, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 27, 2018 From The Stop Button

At eighty-nine minutes, Through a Glass Darkly never has a chance to get tedious, which is part of the problem. Writer-director Bergman has just introduced the characters, just established the ground situation, when he tries a graceful segue into the characters and their relationships being familiar... Read full article


Makes a Movie (1963)

By Beatrice on Dec 28, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Makes a Movie ( g?r en film) Directed by Vilgot Sj?man 1963/Sweden Sveriges Radio First viewing/Netflix rental Anyone who has an interest in the filmmaking process or in Bergman owes it to himself to see this film. The movie in question is Winter Light (1963). ?We fo... Read full article


Wild Strawberries (1957, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 8, 2017 From The Stop Button

Wild Strawberries is about a septuagenarian doctor (Victor Sj?str?m) being awarded an honorary degree. Sj?str?m?s narration sets it up in the first scene, before the opening titles. Director Bergman?s script, through the narration, lays out the entire ground situation before the titles, in fact. Sj?... Read full article


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Ingmar Bergman Facts
He said his favorite Hollywood director was Billy Wilder.

Swedish Film Institute announced Bergman will donate his raw footage, photographs and manuscripts from his films and plays to a new foundation established to honor him. (5 June 2002)

10 of his films are listed in the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider). He is the third best represented director (behind Alfred Hitchcock and Howard Hawks) and has the greatest number of writing credits on that list of any screenwriter. On the list are the films Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1963), Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), Cries and Whispers (1972) and Fanny and Alexander (1982).

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