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March 25, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Bo Widerberg’s Raven’s End
Raven’s End. 1963. Sweden. Directed by Bo Widerberg

Raven’s End. 1963. Sweden. Directed by Bo Widerberg

These notes accompany screenings of Bo Widerberg’s Raven’s End on March 26, 27, and 28 in Theater 2.

Bo Widerberg (1930–1997) was confronted with the dilemma of carving out his own niche in Swedish cinema as the anti-Ingmar Bergman. Read more

January 14, 2014  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Ingmar Bergman’s Persona

These notes accompany screenings of Ingmar Bergman’s Persona on January 15, 16, and 17 in Theater 3.

I have long championed (and been more comfortable with) Ingmar Bergman’s more directly narrative/linear films (Wild Strawberries, The Virgin Spring) Read more

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May 21, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring
Jungfrukallan (The Virgin Spring). 1960. Sweden. Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Jungfrukallan (The Virgin Spring). 1960. Sweden. Directed by Ingmar Bergman

These notes accompany screenings of Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring on May 22, 23, and 24 in Theater 3.

Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) had turned 40, and had already directed 20 films Read more

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January 15, 2013  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries
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Smultronstallet (Wild Strawberries). 1957. Sweden. Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman

These notes accompany screenings of Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries on January 16, 17, and 18 in Theater 3.

Once upon a time (May 5, 1995), a critic for our most distinguished newspaper wrote an article that has stuck in my craw for nearly two decades. Read more

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July 17, 2012  |  An Auteurist History of Film
Arne Sucksdorff’s The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure. 1953. Sweden. Directed by Arne Sucksdorff


These notes accompany the screenings of Arne Sucksdorff’s The Great Adventure (along with a pair of short films) on July 18, 19, and 20.

And now for something completely different! Over the past several weeks we have looked at films that seem to be definitive statements of the worldview of major artists Read more

December 24, 2009  |  Film
The Ingmar Bergman Film Collection at MoMA
Kvinnors väntan (Secrets of Women). 1952. Sweden. Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Shown from left: Eva Dahlbeck, Gunnar Björnstrand . © Janus Films. Photo courtesy Janus Films/Photofest

Kvinnors väntan (Secrets of Women). 1952. Sweden. Written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Shown from left: Eva Dahlbeck, Gunnar Björnstrand. Gift Janus Films. © Janus Films. Photo courtesy Janus Films/Photofest

The Museum of Modern Art began collecting the films of Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) in the late 1960s, shortly after the introduction of his ubiquitous art house films in the American theatrical market by the pioneering distributor Janus Films. Through a forty-year collaboration with Janus Films, MoMA has actively acquired Bergman’s films and created preservation materials on such titles as Kvinnors väntan (Secrets of Women) (1952) and Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring) (1959). A recent analysis of MoMA’s Bergman holdings totals more than 350 pieces of film materials, representing thirty titles from across the relevant filmography. Read more