Paris Swedish Institute Celebrates Bergman

“Persona” 1966 with Bibi Andersson and Liv Ullmann

Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) would have been 100 years old this year. To celebrate his centenary the Paris Institut Suédois pays homage to this iconic theater director and filmmaker with an exhibition in collaboration with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and the Cinémathèque Française (to January 06, 2019).

Bergman wrote or directed more than 60 films and 170 theater productions while writing over a hundred books and articles. Among his best-known works are the films “The Seventh Seal,” “Wild Strawberries” and “Persona” as well as his autobiography “The Magic Lantern.”

The exhibition opens with a facsimile of Bergman’s legendary house on the Island of Faro. He shot “Through a Glass Darkly (1960) on Faro as well other signature films such as “Persona” (1966), “Shame (1968) and “A Passion” (1969). The reconstruction features period books, magazines and an interactive video with themes and vignettes illustrating his life and work. Most of the exhibition features work by contemporary artists —films, videos, fashion photos, stage costumes, furniture—inspired by Bergman’s legacy.

Institut Suedois (to January 06, 2019), 11, rue Payenne, 75003. Free admission. The Cinémathèque Française features a Bergman film retrospective with screenings running to November 11th, 2018.