Best of Bergman
What does it mean to be human? What is the role of man in society? In other words: what is the meaning of life? These questions are central to the impressive oeuvre of Swedish filmmaker and playwright Ingmar Bergman. The films and documentaries can be seen in Rialto de Pijp and Rialto VU.
Best of Bergman
Nine masterpieces by Ingmar Bergman
In a beautiful visual language full of metaphors and symbolism, Bergman searches for answers from a philosophical, theological and psychological perspective. It is not for nothing that he is considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema, who still inspires filmmakers worldwide today.
Bergman was born on July 14, 1918, in Uppsala, Sweden. His father was a Lutheran minister, so he was confronted with theological issues and religious images at an early age. He moved to Stockholm for his university studies. There, he became interested in theatre and film, eventually leading to more than 60 films.
The first, Crisis, dates from 1946; his big breakthrough came with the also commercially successful Summer with Monika in 1953. Since then, many masterpieces have been awarded countless times with international film prizes, including three Oscars, a Golden Bear (Berlin) and an honorary Golden Palm in Cannes for his entire body of work.
In 1965, Bergman moved to Fårö, a small island in the Baltic Sea. He had learned about it thanks to his regular cameraman Sven Nykvist when he recommended the island as the ideal location for 1961's Through a Glass Darkly. He died in his sleep in his home there on July 30, 2007, sixteen days after his 89th birthday.
Under Best of Bergman, Rialto presents a small retrospective of nine films from the beginning of his career on March 17.
His films can be seen in both Rialto De Pijp on the Ceintuurbaan 338 and Rialto VU at Boelenlaan 1111.
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