To mark the centenary of the birth of one of the most important filmmakers in the history of cinema, Ingmar Bergman, the New Horizons International Film Festival has joined the Bergman100 international project.
The partners of the event are the Embassy of Sweden in Warsaw, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Film Institute.
The exhibition focuses on four of the director's films-The Seventh Seal, Persona, Scenes from a Marriage and Fanny and Alexander-in the context of Bergman's influence on contemporary fashion and art. Although this iconic filmmaker was never interested in fashion and dressed rather simply, he was an inspiration for many designers in Sweden. The exhibition contains numerous photographs, film fragments, photos, posters, lithographs and clothing inspired by Bergman's work. This exhibition is located on the main staircase at New Horizons cinema. The area has six enclosed structures that contain photographs and objects which show the impact of Ingmar Bergman's work on fashion and art. The architecture of the exhibition refers directly to the director's home at Hammars on the island of Fårö, where he spent the last years of his life. Those familiar with Bergman's biography will find links to important biographical themes in the arrangement. For the creators of the exhibition, it was particularly important that the exhibition pieces be viewed in isolation. The feeling of claustrophobia that one can experience is not accidental. The exhibition was prepared by the Swedish Institute.
exhibition design: hanczarstudio, 2018 (Szymon Hanczar, Magdalena Kasprzyca, Przemysław Słowik)
curator: Anna Maria Bernitz
An interactive installation by Annmari Kastrup and Anders Rabenius. It consists of 32 fantastically selected and extremely interesting clips that refer to key themes or characteristic features of the Swedish director's style or working methods. Named "Time," "Women," "Doubt," "Father," "Death," "Trials," "Faces," "Humiliation" etc., they contain fragments of films, footage from sets and interviews, as well as quotes from books, including from Bergman's autobiography The Magic Lantern (which has also been published in Polish). The installation makes it possible to explore Bergman's life and work-including lesser known aspects-independently.
19a-21 Kazimierza Wielkiego st.
July 26 – October 14
opening: July 27, 5 PM