Bergman Island (2019)

Mia Wasikowska, Vicky Krieps, Anders Danielsen Lie,
A couple retreat to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays for their upcoming films when the lines between reality and fiction start to blur.
  • 6.7 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Mia Hansen-Løve, Director:
  • Charles Gillibert, Rodrigo Teixeira, Producer:


10 / 10

Salute to the master

Ingmar Bergman may have passed away almost two decades, but his legacy is well-carried on and celebrated both in Sweden, as well as abroad.

This movie is one of the most pronounced homages to the man himself, actually taking place in his home and dealing with his movies - but besides that, it captures the cinematic magic that made Bergman so great, providing a fantastic script, full of questions about the human psyche and similar allegories.

The actors all do a great job, and the movie overall is very beautiful, both in terms of cinematography and its themes!

9 / 10


This is a wonderful, meditative film about life, love, and art, specifically what we as viewers hope to get out of our "relationship" with films and certain filmmakers. I was completely starstruck by Vicky Krieps during the q&a, for someone who does a lot of somber/serious work she is a very funny and strikingly honest person. I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and it is well worth checking out if it ever pops up at an art house theatre near you.

1 / 10

Poor Bergman

Under the pretext of subtlety, the film avoids any conflict, any emotion, any depth. The characters roam the surface of life, without ever diving into it. A sort of bourgeois hell.

Moreover, the awkward realization absolutely does not pay homage to the supposed beauty of the landscapes. Of the whole movie, two or even three frames are correct. The rest is just platitude. Camera movements never make sense.

I end up thinking about the title. In fine, a tout. I have no doubt that one day soon, an uninspired director will name his dish of buttery shells "Kubrick Paradise" or "Godard Bedroom", in order, on a misunderstanding, to attract some victims in the theaters.

8 / 10

A Love Letter to Ingmar Bergman

Starring Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie, "Bergman Island" tells the story of two filmmakers who retreat to the Swedish island of F?r? for the summer to write screenplays for their upcoming films.

Reality and fiction start to blur. The motion picture seamlessly weaves together two storylines which eventually blend together against the backdrop of the iconic island landscape.

Human relationships and art are at the center of this film. It is also a love letter to Ingmar Bergman and his oeuvre.

1 / 10

Slow, dramatic, painful to watch

She gets the beautiful setting, a bunch of notable actors, a self centered subject (why not) but a subject after all and she just manages to ravage everything. This is so painful to watch that if you really want to go to the end you need to make so many pauses. It's typical work of someone who have nothing to say anymore. Sad when you're so young and talented (supposedly).