40 Carats (1973)
Summary: A forty year old woman who was vacationing in Greece meets a twenty-two year old, who was also on vacation. They spend the night together and she leaves him while he was sleeping. She then returns to New York and she is stunned to learn that her daughter's boyfriend is him. He then pursues her, and she is uncertain of what to do. (imdb)
The Abdication (1974)
Summary: Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) abdicates and travels to Rome to embrace the Catholic church. Today, she is mostly known for the rumors that she was lesbian.
Bergmanya'ya Yolculuk (2011)
Summary: This is a cinematic pilgrimage by two young Turkish directors to their biggest source of inspiration, Ingmar Bergman. Their desire to approach even closer to Bergman and his work leads them to make this journey from their hometown Istanbul to Sweden, the land of Bergman. (IKSV)
The Bay Boy (1984)
Summary: It's 1937 in the coal mining town of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Sixteen year old Donald Campbell is a good boy - attentive, polite and hard working, whether it be at home helping his father, Will Campbell, set up a bootleg soft drink bottling business in their basement, helping his mother, Jenny Campbell, attend to Donald's severely polio stricken older brother Joe, as an altar boy at the local Catholic church, or at school.
I et speil i en gåte (2008)
Summary: It's almost Christmas. Cecilia lies sick in bed as her family bustle around her to make her last Christmas as special as possible. Cecilia has cancer. An angel steps through her window. So begins a spirited and engaging series of conversations between Cecelia and her angel. As the sick girl thinks about her life and prepares for her death, she changes subtly, in herself and in her relationships with her family. (amazon.co.uk)
Ung Flukt (1960)
Summary: The story of young Gerd, played by Liv Ullman in her first leading role, who falls in love with a young boy. She is considered a 'loose' woman, and the boy's family does not accept their relationship. The young couple run away to a cabin in the woods where they meet a rogue man who tests their relationship. (imdb)
Summary: n desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by the local vicar and, wracked with guilt, confesses. The vicar assures him that if he gives himself up, he'll be treated leniently, but Helge's sentence is far harsher than anyone predicted... (imdb)
Speriamo che sia femmina (1986)
Summary: Elena lives on a Tuscan farm, separated from her ineffectual husband Leonardo, who is more concerned with his mistress Lolli than his wife or two daughters, Franca and Malvina. This collection of female figures inhabiting a world virtually without men is completed by Elena's sister Claudia and Elena's housekeeper Fosca. The only male in the house is a senile old uncle who spends most of his time knitting. This unusual stable female environment is suddenly shaken by several crises. (imdb)
With One Eye He Cries (2004)
- Short Film
Summary: Short documentary about cinematographer Sven Nykvist and his work for director Ingmar Bergman.
Faro Island Mystique (2004)
- Short Film
Summary: Short documentary about Faro, the Swedish island where director Ingmar Bergman lived for many years.
...Men filmen ar min alskarinna (2010)
Summary: Guided by Liv Ullmann and with commentaries from a number of prominent filmmakers for whom Bergman is and remains an important influence - such as Woody Allen, Olivier Assayas, Bernardo Bertolucci, Arnaud Desplechin, John Sayles, Martin Scorsese and Lars von Trier, the film provides a vivid portrait of the artist who in each new project found a challenge for himself and for the people he worked with - both actors and colleagues behind the camera. (imdb)
Cineastas contra magnates (2005)
Summary: Documentary for the protection of Moral Rights of filmmakers against the manipulation of the movies suffered by different distribution media. Pan & Scan, dubbing, ads, different international cuts, censhorship and anything that go against the movies as art to make them just bussiness. This documentary has two parts, being this one the first and the second one "Cineastas en acción" (Filmmakers in Action), both made in 2005.
Two Lives (2012)
Summary: Europe 1990, the Berlin wall has just crumbled: Katrine, raised in East Germany, now living in Norway since 20 years, is a war child: the result of a love relationship between a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II. Katrine enjoys a happy family life, with her mother, her husband, daughter and grand-daughter. (mubi.com)
Mosca addio (1987)
Summary: Ida Nudel, a dissident scientist, becomes frustrated with the antisemitism in her country, and decides to expatriate, but her visa is denied by the authorities.
The Rose Garden (1989)
Summary: The US/German co-production The Rose Garden is based on an actual court case. Cast against type, Maximillian Schell plays a shabby old man who, without warning, attacks well-to-do Kurt Hubner at the Frankfurt airport. Hubner presses charges, and it looks like an open-and-shut case. But public-defender Liv Ullmann, who has witnessed the incident, is urged by her daughter to defend the poverty-stricken Schell in court. (allmovie.com)
Summary: Swedish painter Anders Zorn gained notoriety for his nudes. His works are currently worth millions. The film is set in the time when Zorn, already respected for his art, was commissioned to paint a portrait of the Swedish king. Though an excellent painter, Zorn's personal life is dreadful. A boozer and a womanizer who frequently cheats on his wife, Zorn constantly seeks approval for his art.
Pope Joan (1972)
Summary: In medieval Europe, a pious young woman becomes a scholar of theology, disguises herself as a man, rises through the Catholic Church hierarchy and is elected Pope. (imdb)
Summary: A funny and sometimes dramatic time travel, from 1906 up to our own time. A collage of small films from national archives and private homes, some never shown. A film about the common and human Norway from new nation to oil era.
Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015)
Summary: A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema. (imdb)
Sinna mann (2009)
- Short Film
Summary: A film about secrets that shouldn't be secret. When the mommy-fish dies, Boj has had enough, and gets power from his own fantasy to go further.
Liv & Ingmar (2012)
Summary: The 42 year long relationship between legendary actress Liv Ullmann and master filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. (imdb)
Let the Scream Be Heard (2013)
Summary: This film is an artistic investigation to discover and celebrate the secret behind the universality and timeless behind the iconic Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's creation spanning over 62 years and more than 40,000 works of art. (imdb)
The Wild Duck (1984)
Summary: Maybe sometimes it's better not to know the truth. Hjalmar Ekdal is reasonably happy, living in a small flat with his dad, his wife, his daughter and a duck. But not all is what it seems. When his old friend Gregers returns and discovers some old family secrets, he decides to tell Hjalmar, with disastrous consequences for the Ekdal family.
Chaplin Today: A Woman of Paris (2003)
- Short Film
Summary: A Woman of Paris (1923) was the first film Chaplin made for United Artists Film Corporation, which he founded with his friends Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith. Chaplin had long considered making a dramatic feature. For the first time, he decided to direct. Actress and filmmaker Liv Ullmann analyses the film. She talks about the acting, the originality of the characterizations, as well as the "feminine" viewpoint Chaplin adopted for the first time in his films.
The Night Visitor (1971)
Summary: A man named Salem escapes from an insane asylum where he was confined for an axe-murder. Falsely convicted under a plea of "guilty due to insanity", he does not plan to let his sister and her husband forget that they were responsible for the murder of a farmhand and for his cruel imprisonment in the asylum. (imdb)
Light Keeps Me Company (2000)
Summary: Carl-Gustaf Nykvist's documentary about his father, Sven Nykvist. The film is based on Sven's memoirs with Sven himself as narrator. A journey to the place of birth, Moheda, constitutes the hub of the film and during the journey friends and memories emerge. (imdb)
Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
- TV Mini-Series
Summary: Johan reveals to his wife Marianne that he has been having an affair and intends to leave her. She is distraught, and the film follows the trials and tribulations of the couple from that point onward. Originally a TV series screened in Sweden.
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Summary: A family drama takes place in a mansion in the late 1800's. Karin and Maria watch over their sister Agnes' sickbed together with the servant Anna... (imdb)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Summary: An artist in crisis is haunted by nightmares from the past in Ingmar Bergman's only horror film, which takes place on a windy island... (imdb)
Summary: Ingmar Bergman's psychological study of how humans react in a situation of war. The film takes place on Gotland, where invasion forces arrives. (imdb)
The Passion of Anna (1969)
Summary: Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil (imdb)
Summary: A nurse is put in charge of a actress who can't talk and finds that the actresses persona is melding with hers.
- TV Movie
Summary: In this sequel to Bergman's 1973 film "Scenes from a Marriage," Marianne and Johan meet again after thirty years without contact, when Marianne suddenly feels a need to see her ex-husband again. She decides to visit Johan at his old summer house in the western province of Dalarna. And so, one beautiful autumn day, there she is, beside his reclining chair, waking him with a light kiss. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Private Confessions (1996)
- TV Movie
Summary: The autobiographical story of Ingmar Bergman's parents: his passionate but isolated mother Anna, and his stern, moral father Henrik - a Lutheran minister, and their icy marriage.
Kristin Lavransdatter (1995)
Summary: Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of the time: strong family ties, social pride and devout Christianity. She accepts the fact that her father has arranged for her to marry the son of another landowner. Kristin's beauty and purity create violent emotions around her. There are envy and attempted rape, murder and revenge. She seeks refuge from the world in a convent, awaiting the time for her marriage... (imdb)
Miss Julie (2014)
Summary: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her. (imdb)
Summary: From 1886 to 1907 in the life of Sofie, a Jew in Copenhagen who is nearly 29, with no marital prospects, living with her loving parents. An artist, Hans Hojby, meets Sofie and is entranced, asking to paint her parents and also sketching her. She's responds, but he's not Jewish, and the family reacts by encouraging a marriage to Jonas, a homely draper. Sofie accepts this plan, accompanying her new husband to his town and bearing a son. (imdb)
The Serpent's Egg (1977)
Summary: Ingmar Bergman's The Serpent's Egg follows a week in the life of Abel Rosenberg, an out-of-work American... (imdb)
Autumn Sonata (1978)
Summary: After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home.
Lost Horizon (1973)
Summary: While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.
The Danish Poet (2006)
- Short Film
Summary: To illustrate happenstance, a woman narrates the story of how her parents met. It begins in a small apartment in Copenhagen, where a Danish poet worries that he'll run out of ideas. He loves the work of Sigrid Undset, so his psychiatrist suggests he visit her in Norway to talk about writing. He sets out, and there begins a tale of rain, romance, life trying no to imitate art, a slippery barn plank, a careless mailman, a hungry goat, a broken thumb, and a crowded train. (imdb)
Cold Sweat (1970)
Summary: A brutal drug trader takes his violent revenge after his wife is captured by a drug boss. (imdb)
Gaby: A True Story (1987)
Summary: Born in Mexico just after the Second World War, Gaby, as she's called, is for the first several years of her life thought to be either a vegetable or, to quote her doctor, a child of normal intelligence "locked inside a body that cannot respond." Her maid notices that she is resisting food and realizes that she can control her foot. From there Gaby learns to write, study and becomes an artist, writer and activist. (imdb)
Dangerous Moves (1984)
Summary: The story of two very different men competing in the World Chess Championship Games. One is a 52-year-old Soviet Jew who has been a chess master for the past 12 years, and the other is a 35-year-old genius who defected to the West several years earlier. (Wikipedia)
Zandy's Bride (1974)
Summary: Zandy Allan purchases a mail-order bride, Hannah Lund. He treats her as a possession, without respect or humanity, until their shared ordeal as they struggle to survive develops in him a growing love. (imdb)
The Emigrants (1971)
Summary: In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests makes it tough... (imdb)
Face to Face (1976)
Summary: A sensitive exploration of the tragic irony of the psychiatrist suffering with mental illness. Dr. Jenny... (imdb)
Summary: A US politician (Sam Waterston) visits his poet friend (John Heard) in Mont. St. Michael, France. While... (imdb)
Lumière et compagnie (1995)
Summary: 40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no synchronized sound was permitted, and (3) no more than three takes. The results run the gamut from Zhang Yimou's convention-thwarting joke to David Lynch's bizarre miniature epic. (imdb)
The New Land (1972)
Summary: This film continues from where Utvandrarna (1971) left off. Starting a new life in the New World from almost nothing is not easy. The winters and summers are more extreme than in the Old World. But the immigrants are rewarded for their hard work... (imdb)
Summary: Marianne is a theatre actress married to an orchestra conductor, Markus. She becomes involved in an affair with their director friend, David, which leads to a painful divorce and battle for custody of their daughter, Isabelle. Although all of them are merely fictional characters created by Bergman, their experiences become very real and traumatic for him. (imdb)