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Ingmar Bergman Centennial at TIFF
Persona (1966) - one of the most experimental films in Bergman’s oeuvre, the film touches on controversial themes such as lesbian relationships, maternity, or abortion. TIFF will screen the original, uncensored version.

Ingmar Bergman Centennial at TIFF

To mark 100 years from the birth of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), with the support of the Swedish Embassy in Romania, organizes a broad Ingmar_Bergmanretrospective dedicated to the legendary Swedish auteur, a press release informs.

Seven recently digitally restored Bergman films, together with a multimedia exhibition exploring Bergman’s influence in fashion and art and presented in Romania for the first time, will be part of Close up Ingmar Bergman, a special sidebar of the 17th edition of the TIFF, to take place between May 25 and June 3 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

#Bergman100 is a world-wide celebration of the Ingmar Bergman Centennial, which started off last fall on the initiative of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, which also administer the Bergman archives, which have been listed as a UNESCO site since 2007.

Important figure of world cinema and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, the Swedish director worked in theater and cinema, producing no less than 60 films. Three of these titles were awarded the best foreign language film Oscar by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Bergman himself received an honorary Oscar in 1971.

TIFF audience will also have the chance to discover Bergman’s influence on the great artistic currents of the 20th century. An impressive collection of photographs, newspaper stories, and video images will be presented in the multimedia show Ingmar Bergman and his legacy in fashion and art, open daily to the public in the Cluj-Napoca Art Museum.

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