The life and works of Ingmar Bergman


  • Mirela Vasileva Southwestern University „Neofit Rilski“


Bergman, biography, film


The article presents biographical moments of the life of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman, which have influenced his life‘s work and apear in the films he has made. Bergman himself is one of the main participants of the European auteur cinema of the second half of the 20th century. His films inspire a vast number of directors of the next generation, who continue the tradition of art cinema, including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, as well as Scandinavian authors like Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg. This text aims at showing the life‘s event, which shaped Bergman‘s personality and to give basis for further understanding of his work.


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How to Cite

Vasileva, M. (2022). The life and works of Ingmar Bergman. Young Scientific Music and Dance Forum : Conference With International Participation, (15), 291–299. Retrieved from