Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema: A Centennial

August 24–September 23, 2018

No name is more synonymous with the post-WWII explosion of international art-house cinema than Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007), a master storyteller who startled the world with his stark intensity and exploration of profound spiritual questions. Over a career that spanned six decades, Bergman directed dozens of films in an astonishing array of tones, from light yet complex comedies, to groundbreaking formal experiments, and excruciatingly intimate portraits of family relationships. This series commemorates the 100th anniversary of the legendary filmmaker’s birth. The tribute also features screenings at Rice Cinema September 7–9.

• Filmmaker Olivier Assayas reflects on Bergman’s legacy in “Film Comment” magazine.

• Plan a Bergman immersion! Film curator Marian Luntz recommends the top five things to see and do during the series.

Presented in association with the Swedish Film Institute and the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. All restorations are courtesy of the Swedish Film Institute and Janus Films.

Generous funding for this program has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation.

Additional support has been provided by the Consulate General of Sweden in Houston and Ms. Monika Hallqvist.