Friday, December 21

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Searching for Ingmar Bergman

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Friday, December 21 – Sunday, December 23

(2018) dir Margarethe von Trotta w/Liv Ullmann, Gunnel Lindblom, Daniel Bergman, Olivier Assayas, Ruben Östlund, Mia Hansen-Løve [99 min; DCP]
On the 100th anniversary of his birth, 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.

While remaining a cinematically reverential portrait, SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN does not shy away from the challenges of the artist’s character. Von Trotta describes Bergman’s complicated (and sometimes contentious) relationship with his lovers, children, wives, and colleagues – as well as his personal history and a childhood that, in many ways, he never outgrew.

“Peripatetic and provocative.” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

“‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ a must for fans.” – James Verniere, Boston Herald

“Whether you’re an aficionado or a newcomer to Bergman, this film offers a rich sampling of his classic scenes combined with insights from his family, colleagues, and the filmmakers he influenced.” – Toronto International Film Festival

“Bergman fans will love this film, but the great thing about ‘Searching for Ingmar Bergman’ is that budding cineastes who are curious about his work will find much value in it as well.” – G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

“If you love cinema, then you must love Ingmar Bergman, and this documentary will justify your love.” – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

“A valentine from one director to another.” – Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter


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Friday 12/21
at 4:30 7:15 PM
Saturday 12/22
at 4:30 7:15 PM
Sunday 12/23
at 4:30 7:15 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.