Saraband is the last film that Ingmar Bergman directed before his death in 2007. It's a kind of a postscript to Scenes from a Marriage. The protagonists, Marianne and Johan, divorced for many years, have grown old and have to live with the weight of their experience. They have not had contact with one another for a long time; that only changes when Marianne, acting on impulse, decides to visit her former partner at his secluded home, where she witnesses a family crisis. Johan is in a conflict with his son, Henrik, who, in turn, has a toxic, semi-incestuous relationship with his own daughter, Karin. The situation is-to put it as gently as possible-unpleasant. Told in an unhurried and dignified way, the story allows the audience to explore the nuances of the characters' psyche.
Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 2005 – Special Condor; Sant Jordi Awards 2006 – Special Award
Ingmar Bergman was one of the most important filmmakers in the history of artistic cinema. Born in 1918, he died in 2007 on the very same day that another legend passed away, Michelangelo Antonioni. He began his career in the film industry by correcting screenplays for others. He gained directorial experience as an assistant to Alf Sjöberg on Torment, for which he wrote the script. He made his directorial debut with Crisis. He gained international fame thanks to Smiles of a Summer Night, and then cemented his position with The SeventhSeal and Wild Strawberries, filmed shortly thereafter. The coming years and decades brought him even more success. He regularly worked with cinematographer Sven Nykvist and actors such as Harriet Andersson, Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow. He also worked in the theater.
1946 Kryzys / Kris / Crisis
1953 Wakacje z Moniką / Sommaren med Monika / Summer with Monika
1955 Uśmiech nocy / Sommarnattens leende / Smiles of a Summer Night
1957 Siódma pieczęć / Det sjunde inseglet / The Seventh Seal
1957 Tam, gdzie rosną poziomki / Smultronstället / Wild Strawberries
1960 Źródło / Jungfrukällan / The Virgin Spring
1961 Jak w zwierciadle / Såsom i en spegel / Through a Glass Darkly
1972 Szepty i krzyki / Viskningar och rop / Cries and Whispers
1973 Sceny z życia małżeńskiego / Scener ur ett äktenskap / Scenes from a Marriage (TV)
1977 Jajo węża / The Serpent's Egg
1978 Jesienna sonata / Höstsonaten / Autumn Sonata
1983 Fanny i Aleksander / Fanny och Alexander / Fanny and Alexander (TV)
2003 Sarabanda / Saraband (TV)