Jörn Donner’s new documentary ”Memory of Ingmar Bergman” will have its world premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival in late April.
The memorial film comprises previously unreleased fragments from two extensive interviews Donner conducted with Bergman in 1975 and 1997 – the latter on the occasion of his eightieth birthday on 14 July.
Donner met Bergman for the first time in 1953, and it was the beginning of an acquaintance that would last for sixty years. Donner has written several books and directed documentaries about Bergman. He was also the producer of the Oscar winning “Fanny and Alexander”.
In the film, Donner’s personal reminiscences and Bergman’s own words from the archive interviews will be Donner’s contribution to the celebrations of the centenary of Bergman’s birth.
“In the film I openly state something I have often repeated, which is that without Bergman I would be a different man. He has influenced many others, too. It could equally be said that without Bergman, the world of film would not be the same. He lives on through his best works”, states Donner.