Cleveland to host Bergman retrospective

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque will host a retrospective on Swedish film-maker Ingmar Bergman as part of the Bergman100 celebrations taking place throughout the year.

The celebrations are occurring as this year would’ve been Bergman’s 100th birthday, so what better way to celebrate than with his films.

The retrospective will take place throughout the year. The Seventh Seal will open the retrospective on the 3rd of March. The Seventh Seal is about crusaders returning to a Sweden plagued by the Black Death.

It’s one of seven films in “Ingmar Bergman 100: Essentials,” which focuses on some of cinema’s most important works. These include Wild Strawberries, about a professor haunted by dreams; The Virgin Spring, a story set in medieval Sweden about a virgin who is raped and her father who metes out revenge; Persona, about a nurse who cares for an actress who can’t speak and finds that her patient’s persona is melding with hers.

You can find the schedule here. 

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.