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BERLINALE 2011 Sweden

Large retrospective in homage to Bergman

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The 61st Berlin Film Festival (February 10-20, 2011) will pay homage to Swedish master Ingmar Bergman with a large retrospective. The director, who died in 2007, made over 60 films and won prestigious awards, including four Oscars for Fanny and Alexander and the Golden Bear for Wild Strawberries in 1958.

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick commented: "Ingmar Bergman was extraordinary for his versatility and his courage which involved breaking social taboos... (and) his films are part of the Berlinale’s history".

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The retrospective is organised by Rainer Rother, artistic director of the German Cinematheque (which will host an exhibition entitled "Ingmar Bergman – Truth and Lies" to tie in with the homage). It will present all the films directed by the filmmaker (on almost-new prints provided by the Swedish Film Institute and Swedish Institute), as well as examples of his screenwriting work, Stig Björkman’s documentaries on Bergman, discussions and other events.

(Translated from French)

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