Bergman - A Year in the Life

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Bergman - A Year in the Life

#1 Post by MichaelB » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:46 pm

After a theatrical run in January 2019, Jane Magnusson’s revealing new documentary that shows the darker, less well-known side of the great director will be released on DVD. In addition, there will be a limited edition Blu-ray box set featuring both the theatrical cut and the 4-part TV mini-series, which will be a must-buy for all serious fans of Ingmar Bergman.
Currently slated for 18 March 2019.

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Re: Bergman - A Year in the Life

#2 Post by Drucker » Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:54 pm

Wouldn't be Bergman without a theatrical and tv version!

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Re: Bergman - A Year in the Life

#3 Post by MichaelB » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:29 am

Full specs announced:
Bergman: A Year in a Life
Directed by Jane Magnusson

BFI 3-disc Blu-ray set and DVD release on 25 March 2019
iTunes release on 18 March 2019


See the BFI trailer here.

Jane Magnusson’s illuminating documentary, produced for Ingmar Bergman’s centenary last year, centres on 1957, a turbulent but miraculously productive year when the great director, besides unveiling The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries and working extensively in theatre and TV, led a messily complicated domestic life that included a spell in hospital.

After its theatrical release by the BFI in January, Bergman: A Year in a Life is released on Blu-ray and DVD on 25 March 2019, after an iTunes release on 18 March.

The Blu-ray also contains the expanded four-hour version made for Swedish TV, Bergman: A Life in Four Acts. Both formats include a Q&A with Jane Magnusson and Vox Lipoma, an animated short.

The film’s focus on 1957 provides a springboard for a survey that spirals out to embrace everything from childhood to old age, touching on Bergman’s many creative achievements, his strengths and failings as a man, and the way his art derived from his life. Illuminating anecdotes are offered by many who knew him – none, however, perhaps quite as revealing as Ingmar’s own testimony.

Special features
• Bergman: A Year in a Life Q&A (2019, 17 mins): Jane Magnusson in conversation with Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank
• Vox Lipoma (Jane Magnusson, 2018, 11 mins): satirical animation about Ingmar Bergman’s power, sexuality and relationships (shown at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival)
• Ingmar Bergman Guardian Interview (1982, 62 mins, audio only): Bergman pays tribute to theatre and film director Alf Sjöberg, discussing his influence and impact on his own career; recorded at the NFT in 1982
• UK theatrical trailer (2019)
• [Blu-ray release only] – Illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Jane Magnusson, BFI programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew, plus full film credits

Blu-ray product details
RRP: £29.99 / Cat. no. BFIB1331 / Cert 15
Sweden / 2018 / black and white, colour / 117 mins / English and Swedish, with optional English and English hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 16:9 / 3 x BD50: 1080/50i, 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (48kHz/24-bit) 2.0 stereo audio (320kbps)

DVD product details
RRP: £19.99 / Cat. no. BFIV2123 / Cert 15
Sweden / 2018 / black and white, colour / 117 mins / English and Swedish, with optional English and English hard-of-hearing subtitles / original aspect ratio 16:9 / DVD9: PAL, 25fps, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio (48kHz/16-bit) and 2.0 stereo audio (320kbps)

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