Ingmar Bergman: Intermezzo (2004)

Ingmar Bergman: Intermezzo (2004)

After prolonged minutes where Ingmar Bergman tries to control the lighting for his interview, and interviewer Gunnar Bergdahl rambles about his own film education, this short comes alive, in spite of some self-conscious camera-work. Shot mostly in medium close-up, Bergman is eloquent and funny, talking about Faro, how he goes to his own cinema 5 days a week, modern Swedish films, Strindberg and Ibsen, dreams, insomnia, the screenplay for the TVM that was Saraband, old age and death, and writing.