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Searching for Ingmar Bergman (Ingmar Bergman - Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies) Reviews

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May 17, 2019
It feels insightful but leaves a nagging feeling of surface-level psychology. Perhaps this is a harsh reading, but what we're left with is nonetheless a phantom -- a spectral silhouette where a person should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 29, 2018
More and more about acknowledging that Bergman wasn't a great person... which Searching basically shrugs off because artists, right?
October 30, 2018
None of this material has been fashioned with any apparent larger purpose in mind. Various people wander into the film at random, tell a story or two, and then leave.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 28, 2019
Von Trotta builds a film that's a bit like a motorbike with sidecar; she's off an an adventure, and we're invited to hop in and sit shotgun for it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2018
Margarethe von Trotta's new documentary is a handsome, if occasionally thin, look at the work and life of one of cinema's great artists.
October 31, 2018
Margarethe von Trotta's documentary reminds us of the reasons for Bergman's continued influence on cinema today.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2019
The documentary delves into the vital and artistic contradictions that orbited Bergman. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2018
Ultimately, viewers can learn quite a bit about the Swedish filmmaker in viewingSearching for Ingmar Bergman.
September 14, 2018
By reiterating her own cinematic output, cultural importance, and significance in the story, von Trotta rather uses Bergman as a launchpad to discuss authorship and challenge the idea of a canon.
June 7, 2019
The film follows its own interesting directions, mixing up footage from Bergman's films and archival material with thoughtful interviews with Bergman collaborators.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 5, 2018
Searching for Ingmar Bergman is both accessible for those unfamiliar with Bergman's work and as resoundingly complicated as the man himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
July 15, 2019
Flirting with the cliche, its constants circulate through a story animated by the detective [director Margarethe] Von Trotta and by original revelations about his ego, his cinephilia, his legacy. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 10, 2018
Although Von Trotta skips around Bergman's filmography a bit haphazardly, and touches upon his romantic proclivities in a frustratingly brief manner, there's little room to go wrong when a film is seemingly 50 per cent composed of Bergman's own footage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 9, 2018
Von Trotta's personal essay, complete with key interviews and a multitude of film clips, is an affectionate portrait that rekindles the flame of one of cinema's towering figures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2018
An engaging and accessible look at one of the most important figures in cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2018
Little here will surprise cineastes but much of it will charm them.
March 11, 2020
The film doesn't provide any new information for those already familiar with Bergman's life and work, though some of the interviewees are insightful.
October 27, 2018
Director von Trotta lets her ego get in the way, here and there, but this is still a good overview and dissection of the seminal Swedish filmmaker
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2018
Reasonably engaging as far as it goes, Searching for Ingmar Bergman evinces great appreciation for the writer-director's legacy and offers the testimonies of numerous eminent enthusiasts, but it leaves a good deal to be desired...
May 23, 2018
Margarethe Von Trotta's many personal connections to Ingmar Bergman lend a fresh, distinctive flavour to Searching For Ingmar Bergman.
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