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    »Wilde Erdbeeren« (1957) von Ingmar Bergman

    By Dorothea Holloway | July 27, 2015

    Am 20. Juli gab es bei ARTE ein Traumprogramm für Bergman-Fans: Fanny und Alexander (1982) und Wilde Erdbeeren, das Psychodrama aus dem Jahre 1957 mit Bibi Anderson und Victor Sjöström.

    Ronald Holloways Buch BEYOND THE IMAGE – Approaches to the Religious Dimension in the Cinema hat auf dem Cover ein Foto von Ingmar Bergman’s Seventh Seal, Svensk Filmindustri, ©1977 World Council of Churches, Geneva. Aus Rons Buch möchte ich zwei kurze Ausschnitte zitieren:

    Bergman looks for a dialogue partner through all of his important films of the 1950s: Summer Interlude (1950), Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), The Seventh Seal (1956), and Wild Strawberries (1957), those »etudes« leading up to the trilogy on God – Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Light (1962), and The Silence (1963) – that stands at the heart of his work.

    In Ingmar Bergman’s Winter Light –also known as The Communicants (1962) – biblical man’s search for for his own identity culminates in a new awareness of his own existence. The director was greatly satisfied with the results achieved in the film, in which a nonbelieving Swedish pastor is confronted by the death of God about him, but in the midst of his own disbelief continues to praise God’s name. One of the most autobiographical of modern filmmakers, Bergman invited a dialogue partner, journalist-director Vilgot Sjöman, to trade thoughts during the production. The dialogue sessions are recorded in L 136, Sjöman’s diary of the Bergman film.

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