Fårö Document 1979

Fårö Document 1979

Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1979 • Sweden

Midway through his time in Germany, Bergman returned to Fårö for his second documentary exploration of the remote Swedish island he loved and the socio­economic realities experienced by those who lived there. Longer, more optimistic, and less ascetic than its predecessor, this film charts a calendar year in the life of the island’s 673 inhabitants, many of whom he observes working tirelessly shearing sheep, thatching roofs, and slaughtering livestock, as well as going about various communal rituals. Distilled from twenty-eight hours of material, FÅRÖ DOCUMENT 1979 is a lyrical depiction of life’s cyclical nature.

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Fårö Document 1979
  • Fårö Document 1979

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1979 • Sweden

    Midway through his time in Germany, Bergman returned to Fårö for his second documentary exploration of the remote Swedish island he loved and the socio­economic realities experienced by those who lived there. Longer, more optimistic, and less ascetic ...

Extras

  • Daniel

    Ingmar Bergman used 16mm home movies of his son Daniel, recorded over the first two years of his life, to create this short film. It was his contribution to a 1967 Swedish omnibus film titled Stimulantia.

  • Karin's Face

    This 1984 short film by Ingmar Bergman focuses on his mother, Karin, using photographs from family albums and music composed by his former wife Käbi Laretei.