Swedish director Jane Magnusson will portray legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman in a documentary and television series that will have its world premiere in 2018, the 100 year anniversary since Bergman’s birth.
Magnusson is no stranger to Bergman – in 2013 she made Trespassing Bergman, the feature spin-off of the television series Bergman’s Video, where international filmmakers – several at Bergman’s home on the island of Fårö – talked about his influence on their work. These directors included Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert De Niro, Claire Denis, Michael Haneke, Ang Lee, Zhang Yimour, Takeshi Kitano, Lars von Trier and Tomas Alfredson.
Bergman will be co-produced by Swedish pubcaster SVT, Swedish film region Stockholm-Mälardalen-Gotland and Norway’s Motlys, among other companies. Svensk Filmindustri will be in charge of Scandinavian distribution, while Germany’s The Match Factory is managing the international sales.