Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words tells the story of the famous actress through never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries, and interviews with her children. The documentary presents a look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of the Swedish woman who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and the world. Even before the age of Facebook and Instagram, Bergman documented her own life in great detail.

Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words was written and directed by Stig Björkman after a suggestion by Bergman’s daughter, Isabella Rossellini, who asked him to “make a film about Mama.”

Poster for Ingrid Bergman in her Own Words
Poster for Ingrid Bergman in her Own Words

Seven time Academy Award nominee and three time Academy Award winner, Ingrid Bergman was one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Among her great performances were films such as Casablanca (1942), Gaslight (1944) and Autumn Sonata (1978). Her first film – in which she played a woman standing in line – was made in 1932. Her last, A Woman Called Golda, came out in 1982. Bergman died at the age of 67 in 1982.

Bergman was born in 1915; this documentary was made in the year of the 100th anniversary of her birth.

Alicia Vikander did some of Ingrid Bergman’s voice in the film. Others appearing in the film as themselves include Pia Lindström, Roberto Rossellini, Isotta Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini, Fiorella Mariani, Liv Ullmann, Sigourney Weaver, and Jeanine Basinger.

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