Ingmar Bergman – Persona , Madame Sade & Magic Lantern

  • (Watch it on youtube here.)


    Madame Sade Bergman’s hit production of Yukio Mishima’s play.

    ‘Starkly ascetic regarding the physical effects, yet vibrating with sensibility.’

  • Curious Conundrums of Bergman’s Magic Lantern

    I’m planning, you see, to try to confine myself to the truth. That’s hard for an old, inveterate fantasy martyr and liar who has never hesitated to give truth the form he felt the occasion demanded.

    – Ingmar Bergman, The Magic Lantern

  • The Magic Lantern, Bergman’s
    first autobiography, was a huge-
    revealing and honest piece of
    writing. In general terms, how-
    ever, Bergman’s unparalleled
    successes as a film, theatre
    and television director have
    clearly overshadowed Ingmar
    Bergman the author. Dubious
    as a document, masterful
    as literature, the book had a
    non-chronological structure,
    with altering chapters on child-
    hood, theatre work, the tax
    affair in 1976, marriage crises,
    and encounters with artists like
    Laurence Olivier, Greta Garbo,
    and Herbert von K