Whether headlining films in Sweden, Italy, or Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman always pierced the screen with a singular soulfulness. With this new documentary, made on the occasion of the one hundredth anniversary of Bergman's birth, director Stig Bjorkman allows us unprecedented access to her world, culling from the most personal of archival materials letters, diary entries, photographs, and Super 8 and 16 mm footage Bergman herself shot and following her from youth to tumultuous married life and motherhood. Intimate and artful, this lovingly assembled portrait, narrated by actor Alicia Vikander, provides luminous insight into the life and career of an undiminished legend.
Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Sigourney Weaver. Made on the 100th anniversary of the legendary actress’s birth, this documentary highlights the highs and lows of her tumultuous personal life while also tracking her meteoric rise into international acclaim and stardom as an actress. In Swedish with English subtitles. Includes bonus features like a new interview with Björkman, extended scenes, selection of Bergman’s 8mm home movies, outtakes and clips from Bergman films and an essay by film scholar Jeanine Basinger on 1 DVD or 1 Blu-ray Disc + bonus DVD. Directed by Stig Björkman. 2015/b&w-color/114 min/NR/widescreen.