While few names in film history carry as much weight as that of Ingmar Bergman, fewer still carry quite as much baggage. As we embark on a season of films to mark the centenary of the great Swedish director's birth, when re/approaching his work how can we best get a grip on this towering and often icy filmmaker? In a career that stretched over sixty years, over sixty films, and hundreds of stage, radio and television plays, where can we begin if we want to re/discover Bergman?
Join film programmer, and half-Swede Dr Peter Walsh for this illustrated talk, to celebrate Bergman, but also to reconsider him in a new context. Using clips, quotes, and images from his work, we ask how best to pick apart the man and his life, and how this all played out in his films.
Whether your first point of contact with Bergman was The Seventh Seal, or via parody in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Adventure, this talk will give you a starting point to reconsidering this iconic filmmaker.