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Fårö Document 1979

(Fårödokument 1979)
Sweden 1979. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. 121 min. DCP

Ten years after his original documentary about life on Fårö, the small Baltic island where he had put down roots, Ingmar Bergman visited again with the film’s subjects — farmers, fishers, and their families — to see where fortune had taken them. “The update is surprisingly optimistic, with several remarkable ‘then and now’ juxtapositions. The unhappy teenagers about to decamp for Stockholm in the first film turn out to have settled into the quiet, isolated Fårö life. Interweaving scenes of extraordinary natural beauty with interviews and rigorous sequences depicting everyday chores, customs, and rituals on Fårö, Bergman develops a complex, understated, and loving portrait” (James Quandt, TIFF). “A fascinating, affectionate, and rather melancholy home movie by one of the world's greatest directors" (Bloomsbury Foreign Film Guide).