France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Mexico, Brazil 2021; 112'
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Mia Wasikowska, Tim Roth, Anders Danielsen Lie, Melinda Kinnaman, Joel Spira, Anki Larsson, Gabe Klinger, Wouter Hendrickx, Stig Björkman, Siri Hjorton Wagner, Hampus Nordenson, Oscar Reis, Clara Strauch
Festivals, awards (selection): Cannes 2021, Toronto 2021, Melbourne 2021
Distribution: Fivia d.o.o.
Director Mia Hansen-Love’s semi-autobiographical meta-film about the quest for inspiration, Bergman Island pays homage to the great auteur Ingmar Bergman.
Chris and Tony, a filmmaking couple, decide to spend a summer living and working on the Swedish island of Farö. The island is one of the meccas of cinephiles: the long-time home of legendary auteur Ingmar Bergman. Both filmmakers are preparing new projects from different points in their careers and hoping that the island setting will provide them with inspiration. A full two decades older than his wife, Tony is an already established international reference; Chris, for her part, still struggles to balance her duties as filmmaker and mother. As their respective scripts progress, they come in contact with the wild landscapes of the place, souvenirs of a first love resurface, and the lines between fiction and reality blur, tearing the couple apart.