May 7, 22: Movie – BERGMAN ISLAND

An American filmmaking couple retreat to the island for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Ingmar Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of Fårö Island’s wild Baltic Sea landscape.

Graeme Tuckett, Stuff 4 1/2 / 5 Stars. “A clever, funny, romantic and thought-provoking movie”.

BERGMAN ISLAND | 2021 | M, Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity | 113 mins France, Mexico

  • Saturday 7th May 8.00pm
  • Saturday 21st May 5.00pm

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.

Book online: raglanmovies.nz, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)

Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale.

Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan.

Movie screenings are running under the Orange setting with face masks recommended. (Check in is not required. Vaccine Passes are not required.)

BERGMAN ISLAND follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.

The couple settles into a routine with Bergman’s shadow and filmography following them everywhere. And as they make their own way through the island—Tony takes the safari, Chris prefers the company of a young student and less touristy outings—subtle marital difficulties percolate with a healthy dose of sharp humor. Chris wonders whether the society would ever allow her (or women filmmakers in general) to have nine children from six different romantic partners like Bergman did in his time. Tony, meanwhile, circulates talks and screenings with the slightest hint of haughtiness, mingling amongst fans eager to rub shoulders with him. In a suggestive and fiendishly funny incident, the duo settles in for what they assume would be a light-hearted viewing, only to be shown a print of Bergman’s cutting psychodrama, “Cries and Whispers.”

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve
Cast: Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska, Anders Danielsen Lie, Vicky Krieps, Wouter Hendrickx, Gabe Klinger, Joel Spira, Oscar Reis, Teodor Abreu, Clara Strauch
2021 | M, Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity | 113 mins France, Mexico

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