Bergman Island Criterion

Bergman Island: Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö - by Marie Nyreröd (2004)

Bergman Island: Bergman och filmen, Bergman och teatern, Bergman och Fårö - by Marie Nyreröd (2004)
DVD9(cust.) | Swedish + Russian | 720x480 | mpeg2, ~7518 kbps | AC3, 192 kbps | 6.64 GB
Subs: English | Documentary

All three documentaries is mainly shot in the home of Ingmar Bergman. This is the first time ever that a film maker has access to Ingmar Bergman in his home at the small island Fårö in the Baltic Sea.
A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]

A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman (The Criterion Collection - #208) [4 DVDs] [2003]
Through a Glass Darkly / Winter Light / The Silence / Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie
4 Full DVD Images (.ISO) = 25.35 GB | Complete Scans (300 dpi): 200 MB | 200 Mb RARs
Art-House/Classics | Black and White | Swedish/English Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 410 min

At the beginning of the 1960s, renowned film director Ingmar Bergman began work on what were to become some of his most powerful and representative works—the Trilogy. Already a figure of tremendous international acclaim for such masterworks as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, Bergman turned his back on the abundant symbolism and exotic imagery of his ‘50s work to focus on a series of impacted, emotionally explosive chamber dramas examining faith and alienation in the modern age. Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Each film employs minimal dialogue, eerily isolated settings, and searing performances from such Bergman regulars as Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnel Lindblom in their evocation of a desperate world confronted with God’s desertion. Drawing on Bergman’s own severely religious upbringing and ensuing spiritual crisis, the films in the Trilogy are deeply personal, challenging, and enriching works that exhibit the filmmaker’s peerless formal mastery and fierce intelligence. The Criterion Collection is proud to present A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.
3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman [2013] [The Criterion Collection ##672-675]

3 Films by Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman [2013]
Stromboli (1950) / Europe '51 (1952) / Journey to Italy (1954)
5xDVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 305 minutes | 15,40 Gb + 15,50 Gb + 7,74 Gb
Audio: English or Italian - AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps (see below) | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Classics | The Criterion Collection #672

In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman found herself so stirred by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. Stromboli, Europe ’51, and Journey to Italy are intensely moving portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actress at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition.
Jean Renoir's Stage & Spectacle (The Criterion Collection) [3 DVD9s]

Jean Renoir's Stage & Spectacle (The Criterion Collection) [3 DVD9s]
Classics | 1.33:1 | Colour | French Dolby Digital | English Subtitles
3 Full Original DVD Image3 (.ISO) + 400dpi Scans = 22.07GBs | 400MB RARs | FSo/FSe/NL
THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957) - (The Criterion Collection - #11) [2 DVD9] [2009]

THE SEVENTH SEAL (1957) - (The Criterion Collection - #11) [2 DVD9] [2009]
A Film By Ingmar Bergman
2 Full Original Dual-Layer DVD Images (.ISO) Disc 1: 6.66 GB, Disc 2: 6.46 GB | Complete Scans: 12.4 MB | RS
100 Mb RARs | Classic/Art House | 1.33:1 | Black and White | Swedish Dolby Digital Mono | English Subtitles | 96 min

Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.
" A Lesson in Love / (Lektion i karlek, En)" by Ingmar Bergman (1954)

" A Lesson in Love / (Lektion i karlek, En)" by Ingmar Bergman (1954)
DVDRip | AVI | Audiotrecks : Swedish + Russian | Subs: English | 1.36 GB
video: XviD | 720x544 | ~1764 kbps avg
Russian: Audio: 48 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, ~128 kbps avg
Swedish: Audio: 48 kHz, MPEG Layer 3, 2 ch, ~128 kbps avg
Art-House, Komedy, black&white film

"Lesson in Love" - a wonderful film about infidelity and its consequences. Just like in "The Secret of Women" Gunnar Björnstrand and Eva Dalbek play a married couple experiencing a difficult period in their relationship. Björnstrand - Dr. David Erneman, gynecologist, strikes up a romance with a young patient, to avoid the daily routine. His wife, Marianne, on learning of her husband's betrayal, betraying him with his best friend. Unexpected meeting in the train allows the couple to reconsider their relations, to understand emotions, and possibly correct what happened …

Bonus - a Bergman's conversation with Marie Nirered, a longtime close friend of the Master, the creator of "Bergman Island", the famous Swedish director of documentary films. Recorded this conversation, I realized in 2003 for Swedish television. Within 4 minutes with a small Bergman and Marie Nirered great pleasure to discuss the film "A Lesson in Love". Alas, in their native language! .. And we have no translation to their conversation, no subtitles. Can only appeal to the generosity of Swedish-speaking audience and ask them to write the subtitles.

The Silence (1963) Tystnaden [The Criterion Collection]  Video

Posted by MirrorsMaker at Oct. 11, 2017
The Silence (1963) Tystnaden [The Criterion Collection]

The Silence (1963)
DVDRip | MKV | 720x544 | XviD @ 1655 Kbps | 95 min | 1,23 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English, French, Spanish
Genre: Art-house, Drama

Two sisters – the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) – travel by train with Anna’s young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan’s affection, and in so doing sabotage any hope for a future together. Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence offers a brilliant, disturbing vision of emotional isolation in a suffocating spiritual void.

The Seventh Seal (1957) [The Criterion Collection #11] [Repost]  Video

Posted by Efgrapha at July 14, 2016
The Seventh Seal (1957) [The Criterion Collection #11] [Repost]

The Seventh Seal (1957) [The Criterion Collection #11]
2xDVD9 | ISO | NTSC (720x480) VBR, 4:3 (film) 16:9 (documentary) | 01:37:33/01:23:22 | 13.82 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps; English AC3 1.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Endlessly imitated and parodied, Ingmar Bergman's landmark art movie The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) retains its ability to hold an audience spellbound. Bergman regular Max von Sydow stars as a 14th century knight named Antonius Block, wearily heading home after ten years' worth of combat. Disillusioned by unending war, plague, and misery Block has concluded that God does not exist. As he trudges across the wilderness, Block is visited by Death (Bengt Ekerot), garbed in the traditional black robe. Unwilling to give up the ghost, Block challenges Death to a game of chess. If he wins, he lives – if not, he'll allow Death to claim him. As they play, the knight and the Grim Reaper get into a spirited discussion over whether or not God exists. To recount all that happens next would diminish the impact of the film itself; we can observe that The Seventh Seal ends with one of the most indelible of all of Bergman's cinematic images: the near-silhouette "Dance of Death".

Summer Interlude (1951) [The Criterion Collection #613] [Re-UP]  Video

Posted by Someonelse at June 24, 2012
Summer Interlude (1951) [The Criterion Collection #613] [Re-UP]

Summer Interlude (1951)
A Film by Ingmar Bergman
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC 4:3 | 01:36:01 | 6,36 Gb
Audio: Swedish AC3 1.0 @ 384 Kbps | Subtitles: English
Genre: Art-house, Drama | Criterion Collection #613

Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his legendary career—isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past—Ingmar Bergman’s tenth film was a gentle drift toward true mastery. In one of the director’s great early female roles, Maj-Britt Nilsson beguiles as an accomplished ballet dancer haunted by her tragic youthful affair with a shy, handsome student (Birger Malmsten). Her memories of the sunny, rocky shores of Stockholm’s outer archipelago mingle with scenes from her gloomy present, most of them set in the dark backstage environs of the theater where she works. A film that the director considered a creative turning point, Summer Interlude (Sommarlek) is a reverie about life and death that unites Bergman’s love of theater and cinema.

The Garden Island – November 18, 2017  Newspapers

Posted by Hazir at Nov. 18, 2017
The Garden Island – November 18, 2017

The Garden Island – November 18, 2017
English | 12 pages | True PDF | 5.1 MB