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Special Retrospective Film Section on Ingmar Bergman at IFFI 2018

Newdelhi:3/11/18:“Sometimes, when I’m dreaming, I’ll think, ‘I’ll remember this, I’ll make a film of it.’ It’s a sort of occupational disease.”

These are the very words of one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Ingmar Bergman.

This Swedish born writer, director and producer has made over 60 films during nearly six decades in cinema from  from 1946 – 2003. He has directed 45 full-length features and most of them were from his own scripts and has also directed over 170 plays. Bergman was a recipient of 3 Academy awards and 6 Golden Globes during his illustrious career and is often considered to be one of the most gifted and influential filmmakers in all time.

Almost everyone who has watched a movie made by Bergman will attest to the fact that they’re all brilliant in their own unique way. Each of Bergman’s  movies are experimental and diverse, which helped him break the moulds of commercial cinema. He was considered to be a man out of time because each of his movies were artistically created and none of them were quiet like the other.

Some of his best movies there are loved by all Ingmar Bergman fans are Summer With Monika (1953), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), Wild Strawberries (1957),  Persona (1966), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Autumn Sonata (1978), Saraband (2003) and Bergman Island (2004). He received world fame and recognition through his hit movie The Seventh Seal that was released in 1957.

This year, at the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India, Ingmar Bergman’s movies shall be celebrated in honor of his birth centenary with a Special Retrospective of Masters Film Section dedicated to him.

Do not miss out on the screenings of Bergman’s famous movies at IFFI 2018 that is being held in Panjim, Goa from the 20th of November to the 28th 2018. Register as a delegate now to witness these screenings and more along with masterclasses and panel discussions by experts from various cinematic fields.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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