quinta-feira, junho 26, 2003
"Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala on July 14th, 1918, in a family of priests and countrymen; his father, Erik, was a Lutheran pastor. Bergman spends his childhood following his father during his daily trips from one church to another through small Swedish towns. Later, Ingmar joins an University course about History of Literature (his final dissertation is about Strindberg) and gets involved in the student theatre. At the same time, he is very close to Maria, a young actress, and the two agree to rent a room together; the relationship is strongly opposed by his father, to the point that Ingmar rejects any kind of contact with his family for nearly four years. He is hired by the theatre of the Opera as assistant director, with no salary. A dancer of the theatre ballet takes care of him until he is finally hired and paid as a prompter. In this period, he also writes an opera and about twelve dramas. The theatre's director offers him the chance to perform a piece he wrote, clearly Strindberg-inspired, called Casper's death. Amongst the audience, some members of Svensk Filmindustri are positively struck by the drama, and decide to hire him."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias quinta-feira, junho 26, 2003