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.
He was buried in a plain wooden coffin in a churchyard site he had chosen himself, the BBC said, quoting Swedish media reports.
The director of such cinematic classics as “Cries & Whispers,” “The Seventh Seal” and “Wild Strawberries” is said to have fallen in love with Faro after using it as a location in several films, including "Hour of the Wolf," "The Passion of Anna," "Persona" and "Skammen."
Bergman's children -- Eva, Lena and Mats -- several close friends, including actresses Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson and actor Peter Stormare, and several local residents attended Saturday's funeral, the British news network said.
The famed director, who died last month at age 89 at his home on Faro, influenced generations of filmmakers.