The Retrospective of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival will honour Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007. The cinematic oeuvre of this legendary filmmaker includes more than 60 works. (See press release from October 8, 2010.)
The Retrospective will present some of Bergman’s films for the screen as well as a sample of his works as a screenwriter. In addition it will show the documentaries made by Swedish filmmaker and Bergman-connoisseur Stig Björkman, who portrayed Bergman both in front of and behind the camera. Thanks to the Swedish Film Institute and the Swedish Institute, the prints screening in the Retrospective are virtually new. A further thank you goes to the right holders AB Svensk Filmindustri for their kind support. To supplement the film programme, there will also be a series of events with lectures and discussion panels.
To find the complete film list of the Ingmar Bergman Retrospective, please go to Retrospective (in German, PDF) (21 KB).
Honorary Golden Bear and Homage for Armin Mueller-Stahl
The Berlinale is honouring this versatile and talented German star of world renown, who is also an extraordinary writer, painter and musician, with an Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement and this year’s Homage film series (see press release from December 17, 2010). The award ceremony for his Honorary Golden Bear will be accompanied by a screening of Music Box in the Berlinale-Palast on February 18. At a public interview in the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz on February 17, 2011, Armin Mueller-Stahl will talk about his work and take a look back at his career.
The film list for the Armin Mueller-Stahl Homage is available at: Homage (in German, PDF) (10 KB).
February 1, 2011