Ghent Film Festival Set to Get Up Close and Personal With Ingmar Bergman

Ghent Film Festival Set to Get Up Close and Personal With Ingmar Bergman

Belgian cinephiles won’t have to travel too far to get their Ingmar Bergman fix this fall. “Ingmar Begman: Truth and Lies,” an intimate exhibition of the Swedish director’s personal papers and creative documents, will run from October 4 to January 15, 2012 at the Caermersklooter Provincial Cultural Center in Ghent, Belgium. The event, presented in collaboration with the Ghent Film Festival, will offer an exclusive look into the creative mind of the celebrated auteur.

Below is the full release:

“Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies” exhibition at the Ghent Film Festival

Ghent, 19 May 2011 –On the initiative of and in collaboration with the Ghent Film Festival, the Province of East Flanders presents “Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies”. The exhibition, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen,Berlin, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California, delves into the career and personal life of the legendary Swedish director. It will run from 4 October 2011 to 15 January 2012 in the Caermersklooster – Provincial Cultural Centre in Ghent, Belgium.

For the first time since his death in 2007, the Bergman Foundation in Stockholm granted unprecedented broad access to the personal papers of the legendary Swedish director, allowing for a detailed examination of his life and vast creative output.

“Truth and Lies” will provide unique insights into Bergman’s film, theater work and personal life, with sections devoted to his early creative efforts, his ascent as an artist and his struggles with faith. The exhibition’s film projections and specially created montages will allow the visitor to delve into the full range of his work, from his earliest films to his major international successes. Original scripts, notebooks, film schedules, sketches, posters, photographs and other paper materials will be accompanied by items such as set models and costumes.

Throughout his career Ingmar Bergman produced 130 stage productions, 42 radio productions, 23 television plays and 39 movies. He received nine Oscar® nominations for writing, directing or producing, and was presented with the Academy’s Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1970. Three of his films won Oscars® for Best Foreign Language Film (“The Virgin Spring,” “Through a Glass Darkly” and “Fanny & Alexander”). In 1997, at the Cannes Film Festival, his colleagues honored him as “the best film director of all times”.

The curators of the exhibition are Kristina Jaspers and Nils Warnecke.

With this exhibition the Province of East Flanders continues the tradition of showcasing an important body of work associated with the Ghent Film Festival.

Organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek – Museum für Film und Fernsehen, Berlin, in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Artsand Sciences, Beverly Hills, California.

Presented in collaboration with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation, Svensk Filmindustri and the Swedish Film Institute, Stockholm.

With support of the Swedish Embassy, Berlin and Washington, D.C. and The Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles.

More information about the exhibition will be released in June,

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