Ingrid Bergman Centennial
July 2–September 13
Still a relative newcomer to Hollywood when she portrayed CASABLANCA's Ilsa Lund, forever fated to be her best-known role, Ingrid Bergman (b. August 29, 1915) was nonetheless a seasoned screen veteran, having previously made 10 films in her native Sweden and one in her mother's native Germany.
By the end of the 1940s, Bergman was a top box-office draw, having made three films with Alfred Hitchcock, with whom she enjoyed her best working relationship, and earning the first of her three Oscars® for her role in George Cukor's GASLIGHT. But, restless and unhappy with her choice of roles, the star reached out by letter to scrappy Italian writer/director Roberto Rossellini, the progenitor of postwar neo-realism — socially conscious films with a raw street-level depiction of life at the margins, a style very much in contrast to Hollywood fantasy and artifice.
Together they made STROMBOLI, released in 1950, but overshadowed in the media by the pair's scandalous love affair, which broke up their respective marriages (not to mention Rossellini's extramarital relationship with star Anna Magnani). Following their individual divorces and the birth of the first of their three children (the second, Isabella Rossellini, a celebrated actress in her own right), the two would marry and collaborate on a total of six films before they divorced in 1957. Bergman made a triumphant return to Hollywood with ANASTASIA in 1957, winning her second Oscar®, but chose to remain based in Europe for the remainder of her life.
On the occasion of Ingrid Bergman's centennial, AFI Silver presents this extensive retrospective of the work of this one-of-a-kind and truly international star.
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INTERMEZZO: A LOVE STORY
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
FEAR aka ANGST
Double Feature: STROMBOLI with BERGMAN AND MAGNANI: THE WAR OF THE VOLCANOES
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS
EUROPE '51 aka THE GREATEST LOVE
JOURNEY TO ITALY
THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S
ELENA AND HER MEN aka PARIS DOES STRANGE THINGS
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THE INN OF THE SIXTH HAPPINESS
JOAN OF ARC
A WOMAN'S FACE
AFI Member passes accepted at all screenings.