Ingmar Bergman seems to have a very ambiguous relationship with writing. Although famous for his films and stage work, he wrote constantly throughout his life. Did he dream of being a writer? How do his written work and his films inspire today’s writers?


  • Jan Holmberg, film historian and director of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation. He is the author of a book published in Sweden in 2018, Författaren Ingmar Bergman [Ingmar Bergman the Writer].
  • Abdellah Taïa, Moroccan-born French writer and filmmaker. His books, written in French, have been translated into a number of languages, including Swedish. He says that when he moved to Europe, Bergman’s Through a Glass Darkly “saved his life”.

In French and Swedish with consecutive translation in French.
Admission free while seats last.
The pop-up bar opens at 18:30. The event begins at 19:00 sharp.
Swedish specialities available at the bar.
Moderator: Frédéric Strauss, author, journalist and critic for Télérama magazine.
Event organised as part of Ingmar Bergman 100 Years, in collaboration with the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and Elisabeth Grate Förlag. #Bergman100

30.11.2018 / 18:30. Bergman-bar #2: The Theatre and Bergman

06.12.2018 / 18:30. Bergman-bar #3 : Bergman-bar #3: Cinema and Bergman

Part of the Ingmar Bergman season at the Institut Suédois. Click here to discover the program in detail.