Limited Edition 5-disc Blu-ray box sets containing eight films by Ingmar Bergman are being released by BFI on Fri 29th October 2021. Watch the trailer...
For more than 50 years, Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) produced groundbreaking works of cinema that established him as one of the world’s most acclaimed, enduring and influential filmmakers. Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2, released by the BFI on 29 October 2021, is the second of a four-volume celebration of the auteur’s work – available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.
In the 1950s Bergman established himself at the vanguard of world cinema. Following his breakthrough success, Summer With Monika, he continued with a series of innovative productions, of which many are still considered among the greatest films ever made.
Presented over five discs, Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2 features eight landmark titles from 1951 to 1958. These include the Palme d’Or-nominated comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), the introspective meditation on old age and human existence, Wild Strawberries (1957) and the iconic exploration of faith and death, The Seventh Seal (1957). The collection includes a selection of special features and is packaged with a 100-page perfect bound book.
The films in Volume 2 are:
SUMMER INTERLUDE (1951) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Herbert Grevenius and Ingmar Bergman
SUMMER WITH MONIKA (1953) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by P A Fogelström and Ingmar Bergman
Five-Blu-ray set featuring 2K restorations of seven films and a 4K restoration of The Seventh Seal
Audio commentary on The Seventh Seal by film critic and editor-in-chief of Diabolique magazine Kat Ellinger
Karin’s Face (1984, 15 mins): Ingmar Bergman’s short film based on pictures from his personal photo album, particularly those of his mother, Karin
Behind the scenes footage from The Seventh Seal (1956, 15 mins): rare silent footage with optional audio commentary by film scholar Ian Christie
The Women and Bergman (2007, 29 mins): Eva Beling’s documentary featuring Bibi Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom, Pernilla August and Elin Klinga
Original trailers (Summer With Monika and The Seventh Seal)
100-page perfect bound book featuring new essays by David Jenkins, Ellen Cheshire, Leigh Singer, Kieron McCormack, Philip Kemp, Jessica Kiang, Geoff Andrew and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Images - BFI