Films - Ingmar Bergman Vol 2


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...


Press Release


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



WAITING WOMEN (1952) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman



SUMMER WITH MONIKA (1953) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by P A Fogelström and Ingmar Bergman



A LESSON IN LOVE (1954) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman



SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (1955) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman



THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman



WILD STRAWBERRIES (1957) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman



THE MAGICIAN (1958) Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman




Special features

 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