One of the more important figures of modern film, a gifted cinematic artist, Ingmar Bergman continued to venture into exciting narrative and thematic areas in his directorial career. Almost defining his own genre Bergman probed the heights and depth of human emotion. His work was influential on entire generations of filmmakers around the globe. His primary concerns crossed over from spiritual conflict while probing the fragility of the human psyche. Within this framework, he has crafted a body of work universally celebrated for its technical innovations while exploring the human condition. Bergman is quoted as saying "No form of art goes (as far) beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul."

Suggested Reading

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The Films of Ingmar Bergman (Cambridge Film Classics)
by Jesse Kalin, Ray Carney

 

Ingmar Bergman website - Bergman Complete (Documentary) (2004) - Early Bergman

 

Director - Selected filmography and DVDBeaver links:

 

Saraband (2003), Fanny och Alexander (1982), From the Life of the Marionettes (1980), Autumn Sonata (1978), The Serpent's Egg (1977), Face to Face (1976), The Magic Flute (1975), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Cries and Whispers (1972), The Passion of Anna (1969), The Rite (1969), Shame (1968), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Persona (1966), The Silence (1963), Winter Light (1963) , Through a Glass Darkly (1961), The Devil's Eye (1960), The Virgin Spring (1960), The Magician (1958), So Close to Life (1958), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957), Dreams (1955), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Summer with Monika (1953), Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), Summer Interlude (1951), To Joy (1949), Thirst (1949), Port of Call (1948), A Ship Bound For India (1947), It Rains on Our Love (1946), Crisis (1946), Torment (1944)