One of the key figures to emerge from the New German Cinema movement of the 1970’s, Margarethe von Trotta was first inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing Ingmar Bergman’s landmark “The Seventh Seal.” As a tribute to the Swedish legend on the occasion of his centennial, she’s made this sensitive, generous documentary exploration, interviewing collaborators like Liv Ullmann and admirers like Oliver Assayas. It’s a rich, insider’s look at what makes Bergman’s films so resonant , and reveals much of von Trotta herself. In Swedish, German, French. English subtitles.
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