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Bergman's Video

Masters & Restorations | Feature
D Hynek Pallas,Jane Magnusson | Sweden, 2013
L English,Swedish
Tags: Australian Premiere, Auteur, Biography, Documentary, Films by Film Critics, Star Power

"A fleet-footed, fascinating and occasionally very funny look at the director's influence." – Indiewire

One of the greatest of all filmmakers, Ingmar Bergman was also an avid film viewer, his cottage on Fårö Island containing over 1500 videotapes spanning silent cinema to some of the major art films of the 21st century (and a few surprises, including Die Hard). In Trespassing Bergman, directors Jane Magnusson and Hynek Pallas visit the great master's home, bringing along a small posse of directors – including Michael Haneke, Claire Denis, Alejandro González Iñárritu and John Landis – to examine his personal collection.

Other filmmaking heavyweights, too, are given the opportunity to talk about their personal relationships with Bergman's films, with Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Lars von Trier, Takeshi Kitano and many more offering their (often irreverent) thoughts on the legendary auteur's output and his influence on their own. With excerpts of the master's work scattered throughout, this is a must-see for all Bergman fans.

"Mixing awe and irreverence, Trepassing Bergman ... (is a) cinephile's delight." – Variety

For more contextual information on the film, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Melbourne has prepared a study guide, which you can read here.

D/S Hynek Pallas, Jane Magnusson P Fatima Varhos WS First Hand Films L English, Swedish, w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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