Berlin fest to honor Ingmar Bergman


COLOGNE, Germany -- The Berlin International Film Festival will honor the late, great, Ingmar Bergman with a retrospective of the Swedish director's works at the 2011 festival.

Bergman, who died in 2007, is universally acknowledged as one of greatest directors of all time. His films, including "Fanny & Alexander" (which won four Oscars), Golden Globe-winner "Scenes from a Marriage," "Wild Strawberries" (winner of Berlin's Golden Bear) and "The Seventh Seal" with its iconic scene of Death playing chess are cinematic classics.

Berlin will screen all of Bergman's films for its retrospective as well as several seldom-seen productions where he acted as a screenwriter, including Alf Sjoberg's "Torment" from 1944.

Parallel to the retrospective, the Berlin film museum the Deutsche Kinemathek will present, together with the Ingmar Bergman foundation, an exhibition on Bergman's live and work.

The 61st Berlin International Film Festival runs Feb. 10-20.
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