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Films by the late Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) known from our earlier years which were watched and admired with passion and respect will be screened by the Cinemateca de Cuba in the month of October.

Chaplin Hall offers three sittings to screen 26 films by the greatest and most influential Swedish film maker being among them: El séptimo sello, Fresas salvajes, Persona, Sonata de otoño, Fanny and Alexander...

The release scheduled to run until October 24 will be the most important ever offered on the island.

Born in the city of Upsala, Bergman found bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his explorations of the human condition and devoted his interest to the churchs mysterious world of low arches, thick walls, the smell of eternity, sunlight, imagination and desire. The themes he worked most were often bleak, dealing with illness, insanity, God..........

His work exposed dense dramas and hopeless situations which largely influenced other notable dramatists like Enrich Ibsen y August Strindberg. His films are usually slow and moderate but never boring or monotonous.

Through transparent and perfect staging his pieces encourage thinking on complex human conflicts, which reveal the innermost analysis of the mans different state of mind and exorcises its ghosts

His long and varied filmography has been divided into various categories: the learning period (1946-1950), the authors first masterpieces (1951-1955), maturity period (1957-1960), his modern period (1961-1980) and the one starting in 1982, when he got rid of any pre-established pattern.

The Bergman film cycle on offer includes some of the least known films by the Cuban moviegoers. Dont miss it.

Source: CubaSi

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