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INGMAR BERGMAN. Truth and Lies

January 27 - May 29, 2011 / Special Exhibition of the Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen

(lifePR) (Berlin, ) The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) belongs to the most well-known and most influential personalities of film history. He characterized international cinéma d'auteur for decades. Throughout his career Ingmar Bergman produced 130 stage productions, 42 radio productions, 23 television plays and 39 movies. International directors, such as Woody Allen, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick and Billy Wilder, have shown admiration for Bergman. In 1997, at the Cannes Film Festival, his colleagues honored him as "the best film director of all times."

Personal documents and employment references from Bergman's estate will be presented for the first time in this special exhibition "Ingmar Bergman. Truth and Lies" . In 2007, his estate was included in the UNESCO program "Memory of the World" that preserves the world's documentary heritage. The core of the exhibition is formed by a variety of film scripts, photos, sketches, workbooks and diaries, as well as letters from the archives of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. In addition, work and still photographs, architecture and costume designs, props, models of sets, as well as twenty original costumes, document nearly seven decades of the comprehensive body of artistic work made by the film and theater director. Bergman's fascinating overlapping and reshaping of autobiographical experience with creative fictional work is a main emphasis. The interpersonal conflicts that Bergman staged on the screen were often nurtured by private experiences. An excursus is devoted to Bergman's artistic period in Germany. Following false allegations of tax evasion in Sweden, he worked at the Residenz Theater in Munich from 1976-85, where he staged a number of plays. He also made two films in Germany using German actors.

In chronological sequence, the sections of the exhibition entitled "Magic Lantern," "Search," "Artist," "Faith," "Fårö" "Relationships" and "Summary" describe central motifs and stages in Bergman's filmmaking. Moreover, the exhibition presents numerous film clips and multimedia installations, which include largely unknown recordings made during the filming of many of Bergman's films. A program of special events is planned.

The exhibition "INGMAR BERGMAN. Truth and Lies" is the result of collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and Svensk Filmindustri. It is supported by special funding from the BKM.

The retrospective of the 61st International Film Festival in Berlin (Berlinale 2011) in February 2011, organized by the Deutsche Kinemathek, will also be dedicated to Ingmar Bergman. The Berlin publishers Bertz + Fischer Verlag are producing two publications for the retrospective and the exhibition.

Press Conference: January 26, 2011, 11 a.m.