• Ingmar Bergman's life and work are hard to differentiate, and that's putting it mildly.

  • The relationship between Bergman and his country of birth was a complex affair.

  • Bergman was, to quote a phrase, the son of a preacher man.

  • Bergman's own private demons are legendary.

  • As subject matter, metaphors and symbols, mirrors abound in Bergman.

  • One hardly needs to have seen a Bergman film to know what Death looks like.

  • Many Bergman characters have the same name. Why? Well, who knows. But here's at least the full list!

  • Exclusive essay by Charlotte Renaud on Bergman's relationship to music.

  • The family plays a central part in most Bergman films, but happy families are rare.

  • The artist is the most ubiquitous of all Bergman's characters.

  • New exclusive essay on ingmarbergman.se – Egil Törnqvist sheds light on a neglected subject.

  • Having an interest in film is perhaps not so unusual for a filmmaker. In Bergman's case, however, 'interest' is a definite understatement.

  • Few other filmmakers have fallen victim to as many spoofs of their work as Bergman. A somewhat dubious honour, perhaps, but an honour nonetheless!

  • Exclusive essay by Professor Egil Törnqvist on August Strindberg's great influence on Bergman – and (in a manner of speaking) vice versa.