2018 is the year when Ingmar Bergman would have celebrated his 100 years birthday and it is honored in many parts of the country. He is considered Sweden’s biggest filmmaker and has inspired and touched many film lovers worldwide. Bergman’s films are almost exclusively set in Sweden and also specially on the island of Fårö north of Gotland. He produced around sixty films, over one hundred and seventy theater sets and wrote about hundreds of books and articles. Some of his most famous works are the films The Seventh Seal, Wild strawberries, Persona and the autobiography Laterna Magica.
Although it is within the film that Ingmar Bergman is most famous, he worked a lot within the theater where he put up several of the most famous writers and dramatics of literature, such as, for example, Strindberg, Ibsen, Shakespeare and Goethe.
For his last years, he lived at Fårö, quite isolated from the outside world, but this year it is time to put Bergman back in the spotlight.
In our showcases at the library entrance we have collected books on and off Bergman so make sure to borrow his autobiography or perhaps a drama like The best intentions or Fanny and Alexander!
Text and collage: Lena Holmberg
Photo: Bengt Wanselius (http://www.ingmarbergman.se)