Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) film and theatre director, scriptwriter, theatre manager, dramatist and author would have been 100 years old in July 2018. During his career he produced around 60 films and over 170 stage productions, and wrote various books and articles.
Murmansk Art Museum, Swedish Institute and Consulate General of Sweden contribute to the jubilee with a timeline showcasing Bergman’s comprehensive production, an interactive film installation, an exhibition Ingmar Bergman and his legacy in fashion. The exhibition has its emphasis on the influence that Bergman – as an iconic filmmaker and reluctant trend setter – has on today’s fashion and art.
An interactive film installation will introduce various themes in director’s work and show the unknown facts of his life.
Films within the exposition:
Thomas Broomé, 2011, 8.36 min
In 2011, Swedish artist Thomas Broomé was invited to spend three months at Fårö to work on a Bergman-related project resulting in six lithographies depicting Bergman’s private home Hammars. While working on the lithographies, Broomé also made a film in which he tactfully investigates the house, room by room. The music is composed for the film by Swedish musician Andreas Kleerup.
Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s Eye
Fredrik Stattin, 2016, 4.12 min: trailer
Renown Swedish choreographers Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg and Joakim Stephenson gather on Fårö to interpret and translate some of Ingmar Bergman’s most prominent works into dance. In four unique ballets, performed by dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet, human relations and intense, passionate feelings take center stage as Bergman’s words and narratives are transformed into choreographed movements.
Bergman – as a Style Icon
Marie Nyreröd, 2017, 3.50 min
This short interview with Ingmar Bergman by filmmaker Marie Nyreröd about his relationship to his clothes was filmed on Fårö in 2002-2003, and put together for Swedish Television in 2017 for Bergman’s 100th anniversary. Leather jacket, cardigan and beanie or beret - that was Ingmar Bergman's dress code for more than seven decades. Sometimes his role figures also borrowed the clothes. In this film he talks about his dearest garments.
Ingmar Bergman and his legacy in fashion and art
Louise Wallenberg and Ludmila Chirstseseva, 2018
This montage contains film stills, fashion photography, film clips, sketches and photographs of film costume and serves to introduce the five themes presented in the exhibition ‘Ingmar Bergman and his Legacy in Fashion and Art’. Accompanying the images is the prélude of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cello suit no. 1. Bergman often returned to Bach, using his cello suites as soundtrack for several his films, as for example in The Silence (1963) and in Cries and Whispers (1973).