Ingrid Bergman is one of the greatest actresses in American and world cinema, having earned three Academy Awards, two Emmys and a Tony. Best remembered for her role in “Casablanca,” she also starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Nortorious” and “Gaslight,” which she won an Academy Award for. Her mark on cinema is everlasting and now director Stig Björkman aims to cheerish her legacy with “Ingrid Bergman, In Her Own Words.” The documentary world premieres in the Cannes Classics section of the film festival this month and we have an exclusive clip, which you can watch above.
In the clip, the Swedish actress is seen remembering her love affair with director Roberto Rossellini. Fellow Swedish star Alicia Vikander provides the voiceover.
“With ‘Ingrid Bergman, In Her Own Words’ I’ve tried to make a rich and multi-colored portrait of this extraordinary human being, based to a large extent on her own offerings, her opinions as expressed in her private diaries and self-made amateur movies, her art as documented in films over more than four decades,” Björkman said. “And I have called in people close to her — her children — to witness about her life and her great offerings to all of us who have only gotten to know her from the silver screen.”