'Bergman Island': 5 things you need to know about film that premiered at Cannes
'Bergman Island' revolves around a couple's creative and romantic lives at a retreat where Ingmar Bergman shot many of his films
'Bergman Island' is a 2021's recent drama film, internationally co-produced, written, and directed by Mia Hansen-Love. The movie stars Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, and Anders Danielsen Lie in lead roles. 'Bergman Island' had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July 2021.
'Bergman Island' was released in France on July 14, 2021, by Les Films du Losange. A modest but charming indie film, the well-acted 'Bergman Island' uses the titular filmmaker Ingmar Bergman's legacy as the launchpad for a dreamlike rumination on both romance and creativity.
When does 'Bergman Island' release and where to watch?
'The Bergman Island' releases on October 14, 2021, and can be watched on IFC films.
What is 'Bergman Island' all about?
Two American filmmakers retreat to Farö island to spend their summer, in hopes of finding inspiration where Bergman shot most of his films, that received great appreciation. As the days pass by, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and the couple is torn apart.
The official synopsis reads: "A couple retreat to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays for their upcoming films when the lines between reality and fiction start to blur".
Who stars in the film?
Mia is an Australian actress, from Canberra. She is the daughter of famous photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. She was 15 when she landed the role of Lilya in 'Suburban Mayhem' (2006). Mia rose to stardom when she was cast as Alice in Tim Burton's 'Alice in Wonderland' (2010). The rest of the cast includes Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, and Anders Danielsen Lie.
The film is written and directed by Mia Hansen-Love, with Charles Gilbert, Erik Hemmendorff, Rodrigo Teixeira, and Lisa Widen as producers.
While we wait for the movie to release, here's a quick look at the film's trailer.