This is a sponsored article on behalf of BFI Southbank.
Any serious film buffs or cinema lovers will be familiar with world-class Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman. To celebrate his centenary, BFI Southbank is screening three months of his films, in a season which is set to be a cracker.
From his first English film The Touch (1971), to Faithless (2000) for which Bergman wrote the script, over 50 of his films and a number of TV series will be screened at the special Ingmar Bergman season, running from January to March 2018.
Tackling themes of love, family and creativity, this ultimate auteur deserves a proper celebration, and the BFI hopes to inspire a new generation of film lovers with Bergman's enduring work.
Not only can you witness his cinematic masterpieces on the big screen, but you'll be able to listen to some of his best-known superfans talk about his work in an exciting events programme.
Listen to Richard Ayoade — of IT Crowd fame — introduce modernist film Persona (1966) on 16 January, and find out why the comedy star is such a great admirer of Ingmar Bergman's work. Hear more about the creative process when director and actor Liv Ullman, who was close to the Swedish director, discusses the pair's collaborations.
To accompany the three-month centenary celebration, BFI Southbank will host an exhibition featuring work books, scripts, sketch books and interviews with Bergman — plus, talks in February and March on the director's filmic take on women and family values will be worth listening to.
The January to March 2018 Bergman special will start with an introduction to his work featuring his early films such as The Silence and Winter Light (1963). February will see films which look at the human condition with The Virgin Spring (1948) and Prison (1960). BFI Southbank moves onto the figure of the artist in March, which will see screenings of The Face (1958) and Sawdust and Tinsel (1953).