Ingmar Bergman

14 Jul 1918 - 30 Jul 2007

Director, Writer, Producer, Actor

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. His influential body of work dealt with bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope. Described by Woody Allen as "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera", he is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential film directors of all time. However, despite critical acclaim, his films rarely earned large grosses or gained wide audiences.

He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote, and directed over one hundred and seventy plays. Among his company of actors were Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in the landscape of Sweden. His major subjects were death, illness, faith, betrayal, and insanity.

Bergman was active for more than six decades. In 1976 his career was seriously threatened as the result of a botched criminal investigation for alleged income tax evasion. Outraged, Bergman suspended a number of pending productions, closed his studios, and went into self-imposed exile in Germany for eight years.

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Filmography (42 titles)

(movie, 2003)
···Saraband
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Director
(movie, 2000)
···Trolösa
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Writer
(movie, 2000)
···Bildmakarna
Role: Director
(movie, 1997)
···Larmar och gör sig till
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1995)
···Sista skriket
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Markisinnan de Sade
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Efter repetitionen
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···Hustruskolan
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1982)
···Fanny och Alexander
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1978)
···Höstsonaten
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1977)
···The Serpent's Egg
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1976)
···Ansikte mot ansikte
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Director
(movie, 1973)
···Scener ur ett äktenskap
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1972)
···Viskningar och rop
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1971)
···Beröringen
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1969)
···En passion
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···Skammen
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1968)
···Vargtimmen
Genre: Drama, Horror
Role: Director
(movie, 1966)
···Persona
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···Tystnaden
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···Nattvardsgästerna
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1963)
···Ett drömspel
Role: Director
(movie, 1961)
···Såsom i en spegel
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1960)
···Jungfrukällan
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1958)
···Ansiktet
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1958)
···Nära livet
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1958)
···Rabies
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1957)
···Smultronstället
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1957)
···Det sjunde inseglet
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1957)
···Herr Sleeman kommer
Role: Director
(movie, 1955)
···Sommarnattens leende
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1954)
···En lektion i kärlek
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1953)
···Gycklarnas afton
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1953)
···Sommaren med Monika
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1952)
···Kvinnors väntan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1950)
···Till glädje
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1949)
···Fängelse
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1949)
···Törst
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1948)
···Hamnstad
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1946)
···Det regnar på vår kärlek
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1946)
···Kris
Genre: Drama
Role: Director