Ingmar Bergman jubilee 2018

Kindly note that after 1 November 2018 it will no longer be possible to apply for this toolkit. Already granted projects can use the material until 31 December 2018.

In 2018, the world’s largest international celebration of a single film auteur will be held in honour of Swedish director, producer, and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman. The iconic Swedish auteur’s body of work for film and theatre brought a new level of psychological depth and intimacy to all disciplines of the performing arts. The Swedish Institute contributes to the jubilee with a text by Mareet Koskinen, a timeline showcasing Bergman’s comprehensive production, an interactive film installation, an exhibition on his legacy in fashion and art, and, of course some of his most acclaimed films.

Building blocks

  1. Text by Maaret Koskinen

    Professor Maaret Koskinen, the first scholar given access to Ingmar Bergman’s private papers and appointed Honorary Ingmar Bergman Professor by Stockholm University and the Ingmar Bergman Foundation jointly in 2009, has authored several books on Bergman’s work in film, theatre, and literature. For the Swedish Institute she has written a text which is re-edited in order to commemorate the jubilee. It is accessible online and also available for translation and print locally. The text can for example be distributed during seminars, film festivals and exhibitions.

    Online version
    Printable text

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  2. Ingmar Bergman timeline

    The Ingmar Bergman timeline provides photos, texts and a diagram of his extensive output which includes around 60 films, 172 theatre productions and approximately 300 writings. The full scale version is 3,5 meters long and 1 meter high. The high resolution files are availible upon request.

    Banner in 3500×1000 mm
    Divided banner in 5 units, 700×1000 mm
    Timeline script for translation


  3. Interactive film installation

    An interactive film installation for exhibition spaces and foyers which presents the life and work by Ingmar Bergman in 32 rarely seen clips, available in English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese and French. The visitor will encounter Bergman’s unique universe in scenes from feature films, interviews, behind-the-scenes clips, book quotations, etc. Each clip runs between a few seconds up to 4-5 minutes. The Swedish Institute provides the installation as a loan upon request and without charge, but the monitor with sound or projection with good loudspeakers must be provided by the exhibitor. The media player will deliver sound and images through a HDMI connection to the monitor/screen. The rights have been cleared to show the installation in exhibition spaces only. The installation is an interactive remake of the installation The Man who Asked Hard Questions that the Swedish Institute toured 2008-2012.

    Introduction wall text


  4. Ingmar Bergman and his legacy in fashion and art

    The exhibition Ingmar Bergman and his legacy in fashion and art introduces Ingmar Bergman and four of his major films: The Seventh Seal, Persona, Scenes from a Marriage, and Fanny and Alexander. The exhibition has its emphasis on the influence that Bergman – as an iconic film maker and reluctant trend setter – has on today’s fashion and art. Bergman was himself uninterested in fashion, and dressed in a simple, static style throughout his life. Today Bergman’s stylistic iconicity is made trendy in Swedish fashion.

    The exhibition consists of art and documentary films, photo prints, slide-show and film clips, and requires a minimum of two screens or projectors and a space of approximately 200 m2. The exhibition is scalable and can be enhanced by local artefacts, like for example film posters or art works, or reduced, according to the local context.

    Exhibition manual
    Exhibition film (08:10 min), Louise Wallenberg and Ludmila Chirstseseva (2018)

    Texts in the exhibition for translation
    Video: Bergman the Style Icon (03:51 min). Director: Marie Nyreröd (2018)

    Video: The Wanderer (08:36 min). Director and artist: Thomas Broomé. Music: Kleerup. (2011)
    Video: Dear Director (15 min). Director and artist: Marcus Lindeen (2015)
    Video: Persona Project: Videoactive (03:10 min).
    Video: Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye, trailer (04:13 min). Director: Fredrik Stattin (2016)

    Art and documentary videos will be provided by SI upon request.


Press material

Social media content


The toolkit contains several parts that can be shown separately or together. It can also be combined with the connecting Ingmar Bergman film selection toolkit.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s).

How to apply

Kindly note that after 1 November 2018 it will no longer be possible to apply for this toolkit. Already granted projects can use the material until 31 December 2018.

Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Anna Maria Bernitz.