Searching for Ingmar Bergman
Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta (“The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum,” “Hannah Arendt”) takes a close look at Ingmar Bergman’s life and work on the occasion of his centennial year. Von Trotta explores Bergman’s film legacy with some of his closest collaborators — including actresses Liv Ullmann, Gunnel Lindblom, and Julia Dufvenius and director Daniel Bergman (who worked from his father’s screenplay on “Sunday’s Children”) — and such filmmakers as Olivier Assayas, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ruben Östlund, and Carlos Saura. The documentary presents key scenes, explores recurring themes in his films and his life, and journeys to the places at the center of Bergman’s creative achievement, from the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm to the locations of his masterpieces, including the remote Fårö, the tiny island on which he lived. The documentary screens on a double bill with the newly restored “Persona,” one of Bergman’s most essential films.