Scenes from a Marriage: Screening Ingmar Bergman’s Iconic Works
Why We Recommend it
This programme screens a selection of monumental works by Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007), who is hailed as one the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time.
“I want audiences to feel, to sense my films. This to me is much more important than their understanding them.“
Organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, this programme will bring a selection of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s films from the 1950s, 60s and 70s back to the silver screen. His films usually deal with existential questions of mortality, faith and loneliness, as well as sexual desire and insanity.
Works screened include Wild Strawberries (1957), which tells the story of how an elderly professor comes to terms with the regrets and sorrows of his emotionally constrained life; The Virgin Spring (1960), a contemplation on faith inspired by a Medieval Scandinavian folk ballad; and Scenes from a Marriage (1973), a miniseries examining how a marriage slowly disintegrates over the course of ten years.