SACC and the Swedish Consulate of Arizona celebrated Ingmar Bergman 100 year with a series of screenings in 2018. Phoenix Art Museum revisits this master cinematographer.
Bergman had discovered the bleak, windswept island of Fårö while scouting locations for "Through a Glass Darkly" in 1960.
Nearly a decade later, and after shooting a number of arresting dramas there, the director set out to pay tribute to the inhabitants of Fårö.
In Fårö Document, shot on handheld 16 mm by the peerless Sven Nykvist, Bergman interviews a variety of locals, in the process laying bare the generational divide between young residents eager to leave the island and older folk more deeply rooted in bucolic tradition.
The film reveals Bergman to be a sensitive and masterly documentarian.
Note: This film is one of four films in a series inspired by the art exhibition Scandinavian Pain.
Free for Members of Phoenix Art Museum. $5 for non-Members.
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PS. This movie screening is not arranged by SACC Arizona or SWEA Arizona, we just wanted you to know about it.