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Searching for Ingmar Bergman

DIRECTOR : Margarethe von Trotta
COUNTRY : Germany, France
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 110min

Nu Metro 4, 18 Oct @ 7.45pm | SK Nouveau 5, 13 Oct @ 5.30pm


Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta examines Ingmar Bergman’s life and work with a circle of his closest collaborators as well as a new generation of filmmakers. This documentary presents key components of his legacy, as it retraces themes that recurred in his life and art and takes us to the places that were central to Bergman’s creative achievements.

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The daughter of Elisabeth von Trotta and the painter Alfred Roloff, Margarethe von Trotta was born in Berlin in 1942 and spent her childhood in Düsseldorf. After fine art studies, she moved to Munich to study Germanic and Latin language. She then joined a school for dramatic arts and began an acting career, in the theatres of Düsseldorf and afterwards in the Kleines Theater of Frankfurt in 1969 and 1970. At the end of the 1960 she moved in Paris for her studies and immersed herself in the film-lover circles of the time. She took part in script redacting and directing of short films and discovered via the Nouvelle Vague directors and critics the films of Ingmar Bergman and Alfred Hitchcock