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Scenes from a Ferry

Ingmar Bergman, Alexander Ekman
Sweden 2017 / 30’
Ingmar Bergman Through Choreographer's Eye Bergman: A Year in Life

On a ferry-or rather in a hangar that is standing in for a ferry-a group of people are watching a dance performance inspired by Bergman's classic Scenes From a Marriage. If the spectators get bored, they can just turn around and look at the sea. And if they suddenly feel like having sex, there's a car waiting for them.

Piotr Mirski

Ingmar Bergman

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.

Selected filmography

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

1966 Persona

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)

Alexander Ekman

Alexander Ekman is an internationally renowned Swedish choreographer. Born in 1984, he studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. His works have been performed at the Boston Ballet, the Sydney Dance Company and the Nederlands Dans Theater, among other places. One of his best-known achievements is his surrealist version Swan Lake. He also composes music, designs sets and costumes.


2014 Sceny z promu / Scenes from a Ferry

Cast & Crew

director Ingmar Bergman, Alexander Ekman
screenplay Ingmar Bergman, Alexander Ekman
cinematography Engeli Broberg, Johan Fogde Dias, archival footage
editing Engeli Broberg
music Mikael Karlsson, NU - MAN O-TO, Rex Stewart, Roy Orbison
cast Alexander Ekman, Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, Ninos Josef, Mariko Kida, Hokuto Kodama, David Lagerqvist
producer Ingmar Bergman jr, Marie-Louise Sid-Sylwander
production Hammars Drama Productions AB
sales Hammars Drama
language Swedish
colouration colour