Almost every one of Bergman tape is a masterpiece of cinematic art. He gained fame after the release of the comedy "Smiles of a Summer Night," the film won a special prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956. The following year, Bergman, featuring amazing creative fecundity, creates one of the greatest paintings, "The Seventh Seal", he takes the name of the New Testament book of "Revelation of St. John." This is followed by the famous "Wild Strawberries". This film won the "Golden Bear" at the Berlin Film Festival in 1958, is a truly iconic, many moviegoers are reviewing this picture several times.
Picture "Face" in 1958 - one of the key works of Bergman. In it, he continues his previous paintings theme ratio of internal and external world of man, the true and the visible faces and masks, spiritual content and appearance. Everything visible that appears before man, and invisible, that visibly God alone. Determined by the idea of this film is an attempt to understand the world and their place in it, closer-ups, in other words, to understand the true essence of human existence.
He thinks about the place of the artist in society, contrasting the world of true art, talent, creativity, a little bourgeois little world with his limited understanding of reality. Unlike most other films of Bergman, imbued with hopelessness, "Person" - a tragicomedy, with subtle irony, sometimes black humor, but a deep analysis of the ugliest manifestations of human society. The main role of the hypnotist and magician Albert Vogler Max von Sydow starred, who along with his companions contrasted picture presented in the power system.
The film is about a 40-ies of the XVIII century. Bergman in his work ironically about how often people identify with the work of the artist himself. But this is not the true face of the creator, but only its reflection in the mirror. According to the idea of the film, the author is always superior to his creation, he - out of any restrictions or limits. Bergman holds parallel here with the incomprehensibility of God. The film was nominated for the "Golden Lion" at the Venice Film Festival in 1959 and received the "Special Jury Prize".
After a short time, Bergman, director removes an outstanding trilogy of "silence of God." These include 3 films: "Through a Glass Darkly" (the name - is a biblical quote), which was awarded the "Oscar" for best foreign band in 1962, "Communion", a favorite picture of the director, and "Silence".
The apogee of the last period film credits Bergman became famous film "Fanny and Alexander", the picture is one of the pinnacles of creative director and deservedly received the "Oscar" in four categories and European award "Cesar" in 1982.
Ingmar Bergman - the great playwright, film and theater director, screenwriter, artist statement. Until the last day of the master worked on the island Fere, where he died at his home July 30, 2007.