Television’s Influence on Bergman

Ingmar Bergman is a powerhouse of a director, having directed over sixty works for the screen. Yet, despite his iconic successes in film, he chose to spend the last few decades of his career focused almost exclusively on television. Bergman’s long-time cinematographer Sven Nykvist has commented that “What Bergman has made for television are not simply films on television, they are television films.” His mini-series Scenes from a Marriage(1973) and Fanny and Alexander (1982) in particular stand as testaments to his career. While each was originally conceived as works for television, both . . .


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Sarah Hudson

Sarah is a Canadian filmmaker based out of Alberta, Canada. Sarah was born in Newfoundland and grew up across the country, and she holds a Bachelor in Media Arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. When not making media, Sarah is a narrative shorts programmer for the Slamdance Film Festival.