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Ingmar Bergman

Director, Actor

It Rains On Our LoveIt Rains On Our Love (1946)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Barbro Kollberg, Birger Malmsten
Bergman experiments with this awkward combination of romance and misery, in which a couple's happiness is dogged by their criminal and vagrant past.…
Ship Bound for India, AShip Bound for India, A (1947)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Holger Löwenadler
An early, overlooked play adaptation finds Bergman's visual and dramatic style in its formative stages. Four troubled souls are drawn together by a…
Summer InterludeSummer Interlude (1950)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten, Alf Kjellin
Perhaps Bergman's first significant work, about an aging ballerina who reflects on a youthful romance with her now–deceased lover in moody…
Summer with MonikaSummer with Monika (1952)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Harriet Andersson
Early Bergman turns his lens on a pair of working class, teenage lovers. At first this rebellious holiday boat ride comes across as dreamy escapism…
Sawdust and TinselSawdust and Tinsel (Gycklarnas Afton) (1953)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Ake Gronberg
This grim flipside to Fellini’s loony, carnivalesque films powerfully relays the degradation of several circus performers at the end of their…
Smiles of a Summer NightSmiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens Leende) (1955) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson
An enjoyable, ultimately serious comedy of deception set among the Swedish gentry of the early 20th century who are engaged in a poetic dance of…
DreamsDreams (Kvinnodröm; Journey Into Autumn) (1955)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand
Early, flawed Bergman microscope on relationships focuses on two women – a photographer and her model on a fashion shoot – as they…
Seventh Seal, TheSeventh Seal, The (1957) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Max von Sydow
The solemn Swede garnered world prominence with this stunning, poetic allegory set in the plague–ridden 16th Century, where a disillusioned…
Wild StrawberriesWild Strawberries (1957) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Victor Sjostrom, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin
A classic film of one man's reminiscences and his dramatic search for the meaning of human existence. The bleakness is imbued with a quiet optimism.
Magician, TheMagician, The (The Face) (1958)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Max von Sydow
Bergman's allegorical self–portrait of a controversial travelling magician who exacts revenge on a cynical doctor, but becomes trapped in his…
Brink of LifeBrink of Life (Nara Livet) (1958)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson
Minor, but accomplished Bergman potboiler concerns three women in a maternity ward, who must each decide whether to give up their babies for…
Virgin Spring, TheVirgin Spring, The (1960) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Max von Sydow
Bergman won his first Oscar for this brooding yet gripping medieval tale about a peasant couple who avenge the savage murderers of their daughter.
Through a Glass DarklyThrough a Glass Darkly (1961)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Max von Sydow
Husband, father and brother must cope with the disintegrating mental health of a young woman on an island. The focus is on religion, madness and the…
Essential Bergman: The Faith Trilogy BoxsetEssential Bergman: The Faith Trilogy Boxset (Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence) (1961-1963)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman's trilogy of films dealing with questions of religion and faith, contained here in one essential boxset.
Winter LightWinter Light (1962)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Gunnel Lindblom
The second in Bergman's faith trilogy, in which a village priest finds himself drawn towards atheism after the death of his wife. Crisp, reflective…
Silence, TheSilence, The (1963)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom
Final part of Bergman's Faith Trilogy (begun with THROUGH THE GLASS DARKLY and WINTER LIGHT) is set in an anonymous war–torn country where…
PersonaPersona (1966) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson
Perhaps dir. Bergman's most renowned and haunting work, a study of the psychological processes between a mute patient and her repressed nurse. Liv…
Hour Of The WolfHour Of The Wolf (Vargtimmen) (1968) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann
One of dir. Bergman's most troubled visions, this concerns the descent of an unstable artist (von Sydow) and his sensitive wife (Ullmann) into a…
Ingmar Bergman CollectionIngmar Bergman Collection (The Serpent's Egg, The Hour of the Wolf, The Passion of Anna, Skammen) (1968-1977)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow
A collection of four of the Swedish master's most challenging and thought provoking works: THE SERPENT'S EGG, THE HOUR OF THE WOLF, THE PASSION OF…
SkammenSkammen (Shame) (1968) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand
Bleak parable set against the back drop of a fictional war finds an apolitical couple aloofly living out their days on an island indulging in various…
Passion of Anna, ThePassion of Anna, The (1969) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson
Unpleasant drama set on a barren island with widow Ullman finding misery loves company in the form of tortured ex–convict von Sydow. Meanwhile…
Cries and WhispersCries and Whispers (1972)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson
“It’s Monday morning and I’m in pain…” So begins one of Bergman’s most nerve–wrecking psychodramas, set in a 19th household of…
Scenes from a MarriageScenes from a Marriage (1973) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson
Married couple Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson undergo a lengthy emotional ordeal as their marriage disintegrates. Shot in a sparse functional…
Magic Flute, TheMagic Flute, The (1975) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
An immaculately delivered version of Mozart's operatic fairytale, filmed on a special replica of the original 18th century stage. At its simplest,…
Face to FaceFace to Face (1976)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Liv Ullmann
A harrowing insight into a nervous breakdown suffered by a woman psychiatrist. Bleak yet compulsive through stylised photography and Liv Ullmanns…
Serpent's Egg, TheSerpent's Egg, The (1977)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Isolde Barth, Heinz Bennent, Toni Berger
Jewish trapeze–artist Keith Carradine endures the depravities and anti–semitism of 1920's Berlin. Out of the director's most grotesque…
Autumn SonataAutumn Sonata (1978)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman
The resumes of director Bergman and actress Bergman intersect for the first and only time in this, ahem, Bergmanesque (sombre, brutally honest,…
From the Life of the MarionettesFrom the Life of the Marionettes (1980)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Robert Atzom, Heinz Bennent, Martin Benrath
A dark themed and intricately plotted drama from dir. Bergman's later period, concerning a businessman who commits the sex–murder of a…
Fanny and AlexanderFanny and Alexander (1983) Recommended
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Feat. Kristina Adolphson, Borje Ahlstedt, Pernilla Allwin
Dir. Bergman's last film is his least typical, yet one of his finest. It tells a semi–autobiographical family saga through the eyes of two…
Bergman IslandBergman Island (2006)
Dir. Marie Nyreröd
Feat. Ingmar Bergman
Just four years before his death, legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman sits down at his home on Fårö Island to discuss his work, his fears, his…

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