Images from the Playground, a compilation film containing previously unseen material from nine of Ingmar Bergman’s behind-the-screens films, fromSawdustand TinseltoPersona,will be screened for the first time, at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
The film was produced with the support of World Cinema Foundation, the film preserving organization led by Martin Scorsese. It will be screened as part of World Cinema Foundation’s regular premiere screenings.
Images from the Playground is the first in a series of two films written and directed by Stig Björkman. They will include recordings of Bergman’s voice, newly recorded interviews with actors Harriet Andersson and Bibi Andersson and an introduction by Martin Scorsese.
’Images from the Playground is no regular behind-the-screens film. Apart from providing a rich and playful insight to Bergman’s creative universe, it is its own creation, with high artistic quality. Also Martin Scorsese is very pleased with the work that Stig Björkman has completed’ said Ingrid Dahlberg, CEO of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.
The Cannes film festival will take place from May 13 - 24.