Ingmar Bergman's Afterlife as a Fly

July 18, 2018



On Monday I attended Liv Ullmann Live at Babylon Kino. German director Margarethe von Trotta talked with the Norwegian actress on the occasion of Ingmar Bergman 100th birthday. It was a fun talk although I didn't make it till the very end. It was super hot in Babylon Kino. I was at times also a bit bored about the main focus of them being women. They must have had a hard time as women in the film world but why repeat again and again the categorisation for themselves? Liv Ullmann was quite "elegiac" and I liked how Margarethe von Trotta always killed it with a deadpan matter of factness. Talking about Ingmar Bergman as a ghost, Liv Ullmann said that life without tales of ghosts and spirits, would be... She was looking for the right word but Von Trotta finished it for her: "... annoying..." Liv Ullman talked about how Ingmar Bergman came back to her as a beautiful bird that flew twice into her hotel room. Von Trotta on the other hand had a story about Bergman appearing as a big fly in the kitchen. The fly story is, I think, much more fitting for Bergman, anti-social as he was in life, to be bugging people as an annoying fly around their ears in his afterlife. 
On Monday I attended Liv Ullmann Live at Babylon Kino. German director Margarethe von Trotta talked with the Norwegian actress on the occasion of Ingmar Bergman 100th birthday. It was a fun talk although I didn't make it till the very end. It was super hot in Babylon Kino. I was at times also a bit bored about the main focus of them being women. They must have had a hard time as women in the film world but why repeat again and again the cate…


On Monday I attended Liv Ullmann Live at Babylon Kino. German director Margarethe von Trotta talked with the Norwegian actress on the occasion of Ingmar Bergman 100th birthday. It was a fun talk although I didn't make it till the very end. It was super hot in Babylon Kino. I was at times also a bit bored about the main focus of them being women. They must have had a hard time as women in the film world but why repeat again and again the categorisation for themselves? Liv Ullmann was quite "elegiac" and I liked how Margarethe von Trotta always killed it with a deadpan matter of factness. Talking about Ingmar Bergman as a ghost, Liv Ullmann said that life without tales of ghosts and spirits, would be... She was looking for the right word but Von Trotta finished it for her: "... annoying..." Liv Ullman talked about how Ingmar Bergman came back to her as a beautiful bird that flew twice into her hotel room. Von Trotta on the other hand had a story about Bergman appearing as a big fly in the kitchen. The fly story is, I think, much more fitting for Bergman, anti-social as he was in life, to be bugging people as an annoying fly around their ears in his afterlife. 

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