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Art Alert: Ingmar Bergman retrospective at Zawya

The retrospective will run for six days, featuring six of Bergman's best known works

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Jan 2019
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Wild Strawberries, by Ingmar Bergman (Photo: still form the film)
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Zawya cinema continues to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the birth of late Swedish director, writer and producer Ingmar Bergman with a six-day screening of his films.

Bergman, who died in 2007, is considered one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of not only the 20th century, but all time.

In his career spanning nearly 60 years, he directed over 60 films and documentaries for cinema and television, most of which he also wrote, and directed over 170 plays.

This retrospective is in its second round, after running in November during the 11th Panorama of the European Film.

The six days will be showcasing seven of Bergman’s most critically acclaimed works, screened chronologically; Summer with Monika (1953), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Autumn Sonata (1978), Fanny and Alexander (1982), and Saraband (2003).

Egypt’s Gouna Film Festival and the Cairo International Film Festival also celebrated Bergman in late 2018, paying tribute by screenings his films, some of which are restored versions, as well as exhibiting pictures, videos and posters that document some of his iconic work.

Programme:
Sunday 20 January until 26 January
Zawya, 15 Emad El-Din st., Downtown, Cairo

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