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Yet Autumn Sonata will undergo as one of many director’s so much intimate, painful, and illuminating movies, and Ingrid Bergman endows the position of Charlotte with a mix of hauteur and vulnerability that encourages the viewers to forgive her the sins of which she is accused via Eva. in the course of 1977 and 1978, Bergman produced performs on the Residenztheater in Munich. He staged his 3rd model of A Dream Play, and likewise Chekhov’s the 3 Sisters on June 22, 1978, and no more than a month later flew again to Fårö to rejoice his 60th birthday. It was once an incredible reunion. All 8 of Bergman’s young ones assembled at the island; a few have been assembly for the 1st time of their lives. Then there have been the 4 little ones of his spouse, Ingrid, via her former marriage. Bibi Andersson was once additionally there. At summer’s finish, Bergman back to Stockholm to start paintings on a creation of Strindberg’s The Dance of demise – that very creation interrupted so harshly by way of the tax experts years past. yet back it appeared doomed, for Anders Ek, Bergman’s colleague because the forties, collapsed with a deadly ailment. The firm used to be deserted. For the 1st time within the seventies, Bergman had visible a yr elapse with no his taking pictures a movie. as a substitute he toiled at the degree, in Munich and Stockholm alike, with revivals of Hedda Gabler, this time with Christine Buchegger within the name function, and Twelth evening, with Bibi Andersson once again the boyish Viola. sixteen. the way in which domestic within the sombre days of his exile, in 1976, Bergman might reflect on leaving behind Sweden: by no means Fårö. He closed down his studios at the island yet retained the home he had outfitted a decade prior. now not lengthy afterwards, he resolved to make a brand new documentary approximately Fårö and its humans and for 2 years, starting within the autumn of 1977, cameraman Arne Carlsson and a valid engineer have been positioned to paintings, recording every thing close by. “What we have now filmed,” acknowledged Bergman, “lasts for 28 hours yet can ultimately turn into a movie of one hour fifty eight mins. ” (1). Bergman’s moment tribute to his island, Fårö-dokument 1979, is without delay much less ascetic and extra confident than its predecessor. Bergman lines a calendar 12 months because it elapses on Fårö: the lambing, the shearing, the thatching, the slaughter of sheep and pigs, a funeral, and endlessly the fishing smacks plying their exchange within the waters of the Baltic. A fatalism imbues those frugal humans, a top quality exemplified to haunting impression in Walter, the solitary selfsufficient farmer who chefs a meal for himself with the entire solemn ritual of a clergyman getting ready the communion. Bergman spent the full summer season and early fall of 1979 on Fårö, following a hallowed regimen, doing a similar issues while every day – being, through his personal admission, simply lazy. he's working example of the axiom that just a really effective individual could be really lazy. And but the screenplay for Fanny and Alexander was once being written in the course of that summer time. simply as personality emerged from the abortive script often called The Cannibals, so From the lifetime of the Marionettes (Aus dem Leben der Marionetten), which Bergman started taking pictures in October 1979, constructed from the continues to be of a huge screenplay (Love with no fans) during which the characters of Peter and Katarina from Scenes from a wedding figured prominently.

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