A Gift from Ingmar Bergman to David Lynch: Troubled Psyches

If one could choose a major recurrent theme in Ingmar Bergman’s film, that would be, undoubtedly, a troubled psyche. Bergman has been exploring the human psyche from the very beginning of his film career, which lasted for nearly six decades. His mastery over probing the deep layers of human’s soul has greatly influenced the American film-makers, particularly David Lynch.

David Lynch has repeatedly acknowledged Bergman as one of his favourite film-makers of all time; however, it seems it is more than that. Known for his weird, eerie dreamlike films . . .

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Ebrahim Barzegar

I am 33, unmarried. I have MA in English Literature from Guilan University, Iran. Cinema is everything to me. My thesis for MA is Metafiction, Intertextuality and Ontology in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire.