Documentary / Bergman – A Year in a Life


The film focuses on Bergman’s most productive year 1957. One of the most prolific years for the Swedish director, where he shot two films, opened two of his most celebrated films, produced four plays, a TV movie and all whilst juggling with a complicated private life.

The film reveals previously untold stories and information about Ingmar Bergman’s life and character, but also discloses his inner life through his own words. From archive interviews, his memoirs and his working journals, we get a unique insight into his working and creative methods, his violent temper, his fears and anxieties, his passions and his doubts.

Jane Magnusson’s documentary “Bergman – A year in the life”, which premiered on this year’s Cannes Film Festival, was received by fantastic reviews by international press, as well as selected by Variety Critics as one of the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018. And it received the European Film Academy award for “Best Documentary” of 2018.


Directed by Jane Magnusson

Written by Mattias Nohrborg

Produced by Fredrik Heinig, Cecilia Nessen & Mattias Nohrborg


Released in Summer 2018


31st European Film Awards

Best Documentary – Winner

71st Cannes Film Festival

Golden Eye, The Documentary Prize – Nominee

66th San Sebastián International Film Festival

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Prize – Nominee

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