Ingmar Bergman themes

This is my new article about some of the central themes that Swedish film
director Ingmar Bergman (1918 - 2007) returns to in his films.

Keywords: wild strawberries, the personal paradise, unconscious
suffering, Eurydice, scapegoatism, vicarious suffering, Christianity.

Bergman themes

Mats Winther

Thank you for a walk down memory lane.

I’m not even halfway through it and I’ve already found answers to a ton of questions that I’ve had for years about these films. This is great.

(BTW, med vita knutar = with white trim, dvs. vitt omkring fönstren, dörrarna och på knutarna)

Thanks! The article includes critique against Christendom, generally, and I also highlight the role of the current pope in the concealment of child abuse. So I expected the article to create a rumpus in a Catholic forum. But a constructive critique, which this is, serves the purpose of improvement, and it’s not out of spite.


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