Jörn Donner-a serious and elegant 80-year-old writer, critic and filmmaker-discusses his long-term relationship with legendary director Ingmar Bergman, including how he produced Bergman's late masterpiece Fanny and Alexander. About how he organized a meeting with the American critic Michiko Kakutani so that she could write about him in The New York Times. And the stories go on and on. In addition, he's shamelessly nostalgic, sharing with viewers extensive recordings of conversations that he had with the director. He admits that Bergman had an influence on his life, and he also expresses the conviction that he had an impact on Bergman's life, or at least on his career. He sees in himself a kind of secular apostle who once spent time in the company of a genius and is now giving his testimony.
Born in 1933, Jörn Donner is a Finnish writer, film critic, director, producer, actor and politician. He studied at the University of Helsinki and published his first novel at the age of 18. Donner wrote film reviews for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and, as a director, he has made both documentaries and feature films. He won an Oscar for producing Fanny and Alexander, becoming the first Finn to win an Academy Award.
1963 Wrześniowa niedziela / En Söndag i september / A Sunday in September
1964 Kochać / Att älska / To Love
1965 Zaczyna się przygoda / Här börjar äventyret / Adventure Starts Here
1971 Do diabła! Obrazki z Finlandii / Perkele! Kuvia Suomesta / Fuck Off! Images of Finland (doc., co-dir.)
2018 Wspomnienie Ingmara Bergmana / Minnet av Ingmar Bergman / The Memory of Ingmar Bergman (doc.)