Bergman 100

July 6 – October 3

"Probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera." - Woody Allen

The Gene Siskel Film Center presents "Bergman 100," a centenary celebration of the Swedish director who for many filmgoers epitomized the cinema's potential as a serious art form.

The 26 films in the series cover the breadth of Ingmar Bergman's ca. 60-film career, including his early artistic breakthroughs (TO JOY, SUMMER INTERLUDE, SAWDUST AND TINSEL), his first great international successes (SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT, THE SEVENTH SEAL, WILD STRAWBERRIES), his celebrated trilogy (THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, WINTER LIGHT, THE SILENCE), and his late-career triumphs (CRIES AND WHISPERS, SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, FANNY AND ALEXANDER).

Nearly all of the films are presented in new digital restorations prepared in a massive project by the Swedish Film Institute. SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE and FANNY AND ALEXANDER will be shown in the complete multi-episode TV versions that were greatly preferred by Bergman over the truncated U.S. theatrical release versions.

Although Bergman was sometimes pigeon-holed as a solemn artist, this series demonstrates the range and variety of his work, which encompasses the sophisticated sex comedy of SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT and THE DEVIL'S EYE, the medieval vigor of THE SEVENTH SEAL and THE VIRGIN SPRING, the moving personal epiphanies of WILD STRAWBERRIES and AUTUMN SONATA, and the burnished nostalgia of FANNY AND ALEXANDER.

Also represented here is Bergman's unsurpassed skill with actresses, incarnated in a succession of vibrant performances, from his early work with Maj-Britt Nilsson, Eva Dahlbeck, and Harriet Andersson, to his middle-period films with Bibi Andersson and Ingrid Thulin, to his later collaborations with Liv Ullmann.

— Martin Rubin, Associate Director of Programming


Special thanks to Brian Belovarac of Janus Films.

SATURDAY DOUBLE-BILL DISCOUNT!
Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Ingmar Bergman film on any applicable Saturday in July, August, or September, and get a ticket for the second Bergman film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

Smiles of a Summer Night

Sommarnattens leende

1955, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 108 min. With Ulla Jacobson, Eva Dahlbeck, Gunnar Björnstrand, Harriet Andersson.

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Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jul 14th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 19th 6:00pm

Secrets Of Women

Kvinnors väntan / aka Waiting Women

1952, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 108 min. With Anita Björk, Maj-Britt Nilsson, Eva Dahlbeck.

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Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jul 14th 5:15pm
  • Tue, Jul 17th 6:00pm

Summer With Monika

Sommaren med Monika

1953, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 98 min. With Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg.

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Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jul 21st 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 26th 6:00pm

To Joy

Till glädje

1950, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 99 min. With Maj-Britt Nilsson, Stig Olin, Victor Sjöström.

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Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jul 21st 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 24th 6:00pm

The Seventh Seal

Det sjunde inseglet

1957, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 95 min. With Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson.

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Showtimes:

  • Fri, Jul 27th 4:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 28th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Aug 2nd 6:00pm

Sawdust and Tinsel

Gycklarnas afton / aka The Naked Night

1953, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 93 min. With Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson.

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Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jul 28th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 31st 6:00pm

COMING SOON

Week of August 3 - 9

Week of August 3 - 9

Week of August 10 - 16

Week of August 10 - 16

Week of August 17 - 23

Week of August 17 - 23

Week of August 24 - 30

Week of August 24 - 30

Week of August 31 - September 16

Week of August 31 - September 16

Week of September 7 - 13

Week of September 7 - 13

Week of September 14 - 20

Week of September 21 - 27

Week of September 21 - 27

Week of September 28 - October 4

PREVIOUSLY

Wild Strawberries

Smultronstället

1957, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 91 min. With Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin.

Showtimes:

  • Fri, Jul 6th 4:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 7th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 12th 6:00pm

Summer Interlude

Sommarlek / aka Illicit Interlude

1951, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 96 min. With Maj-Britt Nilsson, Birger Malmsten.

Showtimes:

  • Sat, Jul 7th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Jul 9th 6:00pm