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Images from the Playground

Images from the Playground

(Bilder från lekstugan)

IFF Cannes 2009
Sweden 2009 12+ 29min.
  • Documentary

"Images from the Playground" is the first of two films - written and directed by Stig Björkman - that combine Ingmar Bergman's behind-the-scenes footage with voice recordings of Bergman, newly recorded interviews with actors Harriet Andersson and Bibi Andersson, and a special introduction by Martin Scorsese.

In the early 50s, Ingmar Bergman got himself a cine camera, a 9.5 mm Bell & Howell, which he often used both privately and in his work. Images from the Playground draws upon this body of footage to create a rich and varied portrait of one of the greatest cinematic artists of all time. These images from the director’s grown-up playground are accompanied by Bergman’s own commentaries from various interviews. While actresses Harriet Andersson and Bibi Andersson – exposed to Bergman’s loving eye in these lavish documentary sequences – also contribute with vivid personal accounts.

The behind the scenes material has been registered with UNESCO's Memory of the World since 2007.

Stig Björkman Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Ingmar Bergman, Victor Sjöström
Stig Björkman
Ingmar Bergman
Matti Bye
Dominika Daubenbüchel