BFI Distribution, the releasing arm of the British Film Institute, has acquired UK rights from The Match Factory. to Jane Magnusson’s Bergman – A Year In A Life, a documentary about Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman.
It will release the title UK-wide in select cinemas from January 25, 2019. Home entertainment rights are also part of the deal.
The film made its world premiere in Cannes Classics earlier this year, and also screened at the BFI London Film Festival.
Bergman – A Year In A Life centres on 1957, a year in which Bergman directed two feature films and four plays. It explores his work, his personality and his turbulent private life. Magnusson used both previously unseen archive material, clips from Bergman’s work and contributions from contemporary commentators, including cast and crew who worked with Bergman,
The acquisition follows a Bergman season at the BFI’s Southbank venue from January 1 to March 20 2018, to mark the centenary of his birth in 1918. BFI Distribution re-released Bergman titles including Persona, The Touch and The Magic Flute across the UK as part of the retrospective.