5th Bergman Week kicks off soon - Festival Sweden

Article published on June 20, 2008
Article published on June 20, 2008
The fifth edition of Bergman Week will take place from June 24-29 on the filmmaker’s beloved Fårö Island. Cineuropa.

This year’s special guests include top Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell, whose latest work Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moment will have its world premiere at Fårö on June 26; and German director Margarethe von Trotta, who will present her favourite Bergman film, The Seventh Seal, on June 27.

Two long-time Bergman collaborators, actress Gunnel Lindblom and production manager Allan Ekelund, will share their memories of the Swedish master, as will Jörn Donner, producer of the Academy Award winning Fanny & Alexander. The late actress Eva Dahlbeck – who passed away earlier this year – will be remembered through the screening of three of the nine Bergman films in which she appeared.

On June 29, Bergman’s heritage and how it can be preserved will be discussed by a group of panellists that include Ingrid Eiken, Swedish State Secretary, Ministry of Culture; Jannike Åhlund of Bergman Week; filmmaker and son of Ingmar Bergman Daniel Bergman; and editor Paul Duncan. The session will be moderated by Ingrid Dahlberg, the new CEO of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.

Bergman Week is jointly organised by Fårö Future, Film@Gotland, the Göteborg Film Festival and Gotland University. Bergman passed away last year in his home on Fårö Island, aged 89.

Annika Pham - Cineuropa.org