Bergman Island, a heartbreaking and heartbreaking love story, written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, has just received a new trailer from IFC Films. The film, starring Vicky Krieps and Tim Roth, selected at the Cannes, Telluride, and Toronto International Film Festivals, will be screened in theaters and on VOD on October 15.
Bergman Island, named after legendary filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, follows a pair of filmmakers fleeing Writer’s Block to the picturesque island of Frö off the Swedish coast, where Bergman lived and made many of his films, including characters and scenes from a marriage.
The two hope to be inspired by the windy landscape, but when Chris (Krieps) spends time alone, she realizes how much luggage you have to carry with you as a writer who is also a mother and wife. The lines between reality and fiction slowly begin to blur as she begins a script that reflects her relationship with her husband and she draws them away from him as she becomes her own strength as a filmmaker.
The film, in which Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie also play Chris’s fictional partner, is as colorful as any Bergman film, not only with the pain of a strained relationship, but also with the feminist foundations of a woman. . The fascination with the island of Fårö will delight viewers of Bergman Island, as well as the protagonists of the film, and will make them wonder where the line is between reality and fiction.
Bergman Island Synopsis
A couple of filmmakers visit the island to which Ingmar Bergman set out to go and discover that the tensions between reality and fiction are beginning to blur.
Bergman Island Cast
- Amy is played by Mia Wasikowska.
- Chris is played by Vicky Krieps.
- Tony is played by Tim Roth.
- Anders Danielsen plays Joseph.
- Hampus Nordenson (Hampus)
- Ase is played by Anki Larsson.
- Hedda is interpreted by Kerstin Brunnberg.
- Berit is interpreted by Melinda Kinnaman.
- Stig Björkman interprets a Stig.
- Jonas is interpreted by Joel Spira.
- Nicolette is interpreted by Clara Strauch.
- Matthew Lessner as Super 8 Man
Bergman Island Production
Greta Gerwig, John Turturro, and Mia Wasikowska joined the cast of the film in May 2017, with Mia HansenLve directing a script that she had written. Charles Gillibert will produce the film under his CG Cinema label. Anders Danielsen Lie joined the cast of the Bergan Island in May 2018, while Rodrigo Teixeira joined as a producer under his company RT Features. Vicky Krieps joined the cast of the film in August 2018, replacing Greta Gerwig, whom she had to leave due to scheduling problems. The piano also served as the film’s producer, along with Dauphin Films co-producer Charlotte Dauphin. Tim Roth has been part of the cast of the film since May 2019.
Principal shooting began on August 9, 2018, on the Swedish island of Frö. Production stopped on September 11, 2018, and resumed on June 17, 2019.
Bergman Island made its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival on July 11, 2021. Les Films du Losange premiered on France on July 14, 2021. IFC Films bought the film’s distribution rights in the United States in June 2021, while MUBI secured the distribution rights in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was also selected for the ‘Icon’ section of the 26th Busan International Film Festival, where it will be screened in October 2021. The film opened in North America on September 13, 2021, at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.