Ingmar Bergman,
a life of cinema

Ingmar Bergman (Affiche)Monika, Le Septième sceau, Fanny et Alexandre, Persona… The Swedish filmmaker contributed a rich body of work to the history of cinema. In his films, Bergman incessantly scrutinized family, filial, or love relationships. Retrospective in the presence of actor Max von Sydow and Bergman admirers. In partnership with StudioCanal, Svenk Filmindustri, and Gaumont.


Music in Darkness  (Musikimörker,1948,1:24)

A pianist who becomes blind only finds a certain joie de vivre when a love’s rival finally treats him as a normal man. One of the filmmaker’s first films, influenced by French poetic realism of the 1930s.

CNP Fri. 8:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Sat. 3:30pm

Prison  (Fängelse, 1949, 1:17)

A professor who has left an asylum sees a former student who has become a filmmaker, and suggests making a film about Hell. A meditative film about the meaning of life, a biting reflection on the inability to communicate within a couple.

Cinéma Opéra Wed. 3:15pm | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 5pm

Summer Interlude  (Sommarlek, 1951, 1h36)

Bergman, melancholy and tender, conjures the memory of teenage love, in a luminous and tragic idyll of the magic of ephemeral love.
CNP Wed. 3:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu. 9:15pm

Summer with Monika  (Sommaren med Monika, 1953, 1:34)

Two young people flee to an island, in one of the most sensual films ever made. A film that shows a new image of desire, famous for the erotic power of the young Harriet Andersson.

Bron Thu. 2:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 2:30pm | Comœdia Sun. 11am

Smiles of a Summer Night  (Sommarnattens leende,1955,1:45)

By chance, Anne finds herself in bed with Henrik, Malcolm reunites with his wife Charlotte, Egerman finds consolation in Desiree, Petra and Frid proclaim their hedonism in a haystack. Invitation to love games in a cheerful fin de siècle atmosphere.

Pathé Bellecour Tue. 5pm | Francheville Fri. 3:30pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri. 7:30pm

The Seventh Seal  (Det sjunde inseglet,1957,1:37)

A knight back from the Crusades (Max von Sydow) encounters Death. They begin a chess game: before dying, the knight wants to understand the meaning of life. A metaphysical fable where the mystic air and visual poetry mirror the passions and anxieties of civilization.

Pathé Cordeliers Wed. 2:45pm | Comœdia Sat. 2:15pm | CNP Sun.2:45pm

Wild Strawberries  (Smultronstället, 1957, 1:32)

On the occasion of a trip with his daughter in-law (Ingrid Thulin), a lonely and proud old man (Victor Sjöström)
looks back on the moments that have marked his life. Poignant meditation on life in a heady atmosphere. with splendid staging.

CNP Tue. 5:30 pm | Comœdia Thu. 2:15pm | Cinéma Opéra Fri. 5:15pm | Cinéma Saint-Denis Sat. 2:30pm

The Virgin Spring  (Jungfrukällan, 1960, 1:30)
The story of a family of wealthy peasants and their teenage daughter who was raped and murdered. A film full of violence that evokes the pain of a father with great pictorial force. Max von Sydow gives a monumental performance.

Pathé Vaise Wed. 8:30 pm | Pathé Bellecour Thu. 11am

Winter Light  (Nattvardsgästerna, 1963, 1:18)

Pastor Thomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) has doubts about his faith. The suicide of one of his followers increases his dismay. An exceptional film where the most intimate pain lurks and seeps into new layers.

CNP Thu. 8:15pm | CNP Sat. 3:15pm

Persona  (1966, 1:23)

An actress who has lost her voice (Liv Ullmann) leaves to rest with her nurse (Bibi Andersson). Ambiguous borders between two women and their mirrored madness. This inexhaustible film with dazzling formal perfection opened new horizons of the cinema.

Comœdia Tue. 2:30pm | Tassin Thu. 8:30pm | Pathé Bellecour Sun. 2:45pm

Scenes from a Marriage  (Scener ur ett äktenskap, 1973, 2:43)

Fascinante dissection d’un couple. Bergman filme de manière viscérale les mouvements de l’amour, les va-et-vient du désir, le temps destructeur, les compromis et les lâchetés. Avec Liv Ullmann et Erland Josephson.

Comœdia Tue. 9:15pm | CNP Wed 8:30pm. | Pierre-Bénite Thu. 8pm | Institut Lumière theater 2 Sun. 5pm

Autumn Sonata  (Höstsonaten, 1978, 1:34)

A mother and daughter break the silence that had separated them for many years. Bergman continues his radical family examination of relationships in this legendary film that brings together Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann, made sublime by the photography of Sven Nykvist.

Villeurbanne Tue. 8:30 p.m. | Pathé Cordeliers Thu. 2:30 p.m. | Pathé Bellecour Fri. 4:45pm
Institut Lumière theater 2 Sat. 2:30pm

Fanny and Alexander  (Fanny och Alexander, 1982, 3:09)

The life of a woman through the eyes of two children. Bergman recreates his childhood in immortalizing the most magical moments in this work, at once generous, fragile, personal and universal.

Comœdia Fri. 10:30am | Pathé Bellecour Sat. 10:15am | UGC Astoria Sun. 3:30pm


Trespassing Bergman  by Jane Magnusson and Hynek Pallas (2013, 1:48)

Actors and directors talk about their relationship with Bergman, «probably the greatest film artist since the invention of the camera (Woody Allen). They discuss Bergman’s recurring themes and explore his conception of the cinema.
Comœdia Thu. 4:30pm







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