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Bergman’s Influence on Woody Allen

Ingmar Bergman has influenced a significant variety of filmmakers, from Chan-wook Park to Andrei Tarkovsky. But probably the most amazing influence he had was on Woody Allen. Allen, commonly known as a director of comedy films, has frequently admired Bergman’s works. This might come as a surprise, probably due to the common image of Allen as a comedian.Nevertheless, Isaac, the protagonist of Manhattan, counting the things that make life worth living for him, mentions “Swedish movies, naturally” by which he most probably means Bergman’s movies.

Ingmar Bergman’s international fame lies in his dark . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.