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Actor Erland Josephson dies

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Actor Erland Josephson, who starred in several of renowned director Ingmar Bergman's films, has died at the age of 88 in Sweden, his family said.

Bergman DNA tests proved false

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- New tests suggest DNA results linked to claims that Swedish director Ingmar Bergman was switched at birth are false.

DNA tests unclear on Bergman's paternity

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 1 (UPI) -- The failure to match two DNA samples doesn't mean the late Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman isn't his mother's biological son, two experts said.
TCM planning great directors festival

TCM planning great directors festival

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to 52 of cinema's greatest directors with a month-long festival in June, the U.S. network said.

Ingmar Bergman's house for sale

FARO, Sweden, July 1 (UPI) -- The former Faro home of late Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman is being sold by his children to the highest bidder at an auction.
AFI lists 2007 events that impact TV, film

AFI lists 2007 events that impact TV, film

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Hollywood writers' strike and the deaths of Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni top a list of 2007 events to have a major impact on film and TV.

Lee, Pitt, Blanchett honored in Venice

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Ang Lee’s sexy new drama, "Lust, Caution," and actors Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were the big winners at the 64th Venice Film Festival this weekend.

Bergman buried on island of Faro

FARO, Sweden, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman has been laid to rest in a private ceremony on his home island of Faro in the Baltic Sea.

Swedish directing icon Ingmar Bergman dies

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 30 (UPI) -- Film director Ingmar Bergman, acclaimed for his dark films of tormented relationships, died Monday at his home on the island of Faro, Sweden, at age 89.

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Lauded cinematographer Nykvist dead at 83

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning cinematographer Sven Nykvist, who worked with Woody Allen and Ingmar Bergman, died this week at a Swedish nursing home at the age of 83.

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Swedish director Vilgot Sjoman dead at 81

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 11 (UPI) -- Director and author Vilgot Sjoman, who had an international hit with his provocative "I Am Curious (Yellow)," has died in Stockholm, Sweden, at age 81.
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Ernst Ingmar Bergman (pronounced (help·info)) (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. He depicted bleakness and despair as well as comedy and hope in his explorations of the human condition. Described by Woody Allen as "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera", he is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of modern cinema.

He directed 62 films, most of which he also wrote, and directed over 170 plays. Some of his internationally known favorite actors were Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in the landscape of his native Sweden, and major themes were often bleak, dealing with death, illness, betrayal and insanity.

Bergman was active for more than 60 years, but his career was seriously threatened in 1976 when he suspended a number of pending productions, closed his studios, and went into self-imposed exile in Germany for eight years following a botched criminal investigation for alleged income tax evasion.

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