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45 Ratings

Searching for Ingmar Bergman

Directed by Margarethe von Trotta
Germany, France, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

In 2018 Ingmar Bergman would have turned 100 years old. On this occasion, the internationally known and well-respected German director Margarethe von Trotta approaches the work and the person of Ingmar Bergman, under whose film heritage talks to a new generation of filmmakers.

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Searching for Ingmar Bergman Directed by Margarethe von Trotta

Critics reviews

Von Trotta walks over very well-trod ground, interviewing the usual suspects (although it’s always good to hear from them), listening to well-known stories told elsewhere. However, it’s still an engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema.
November 02, 2018
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Because Bergman’s auteur status is frequently coded as patriarchal, seeing him and his work though the lens of a female filmmaker is salutary.
November 01, 2018
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Searching is a tribute to Ingmar Bergman, but one which never lets go of its perspective, nor diminishes the presence of its director in the face of Bergman himself. To search is to take an active role, and rather than submitting to Bergman’s presence, von Trotta embraces that agency.
September 14, 2018
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