Spotlight Cinema: Bergman Island
October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
MMoCA’s Spotlight Cinema returns in person this fall, and features premieres of critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary and feature films. Spotlight Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum lobby.
ABOUT THE FILM
BERGMAN ISLAND (2021, France, 112 min | Mia Hansen-Løve)
Film still from BERGMAN ISLAND (2021) directed by Mia Hansen-Løve. Image courtesy of IFC Films.
Tony and Chris (Tim Roth and Phantom Thread star Vicky Krieps) are a filmmaking couple who travel to Fårö, a tiny island off the coast of Sweden that was the longtime home of art cinema icon Ingmar Bergman. As they search for secondhand inspiration in this cinephile theme park, Chris begins telling Tony about the screenplay she’s working on, and director Mia Hansen-Løve elegantly whisks us into a parallel narrative, a bittersweet love story about a young couple reuniting. As the layers of reality and fiction combine, the film transforms into a breezy hall-of-mirrors meditation on the nature of relationships and work. Tonally, Bergman Island may be far removed from the cerebral austerity of its namesake’s oeuvre, but it is no less moving and profound. “Rare and remarkable… a heart-stoppingly poignant stunner” (Indiewire).
A program of MMoCA’s education department, Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King and generously funded by an anonymous donor, maihaus, and Venture Investors, LLC.