Bakomfilm “Nära Livet”

Ingmar Bergman


Le Riprese Di “Alle Soglie Della Vita” / The Shooting Of “So Close To Life”; Con: Eva Dahlbeck, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Ingmar Bergman, Erland Josephson; 16mm. L.: 219 M. D.: 20’. Bn.


T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

This 20-minute film on the shooting of one of Bergman’s lesser known films, Nära livet, was shot on 16mm and the picture quality is therefore superior to much of the rest of the behind-the-scenes- material in our collection that were shot on smaller gauges. As almost all of Nära livet takes place in the maternity ward of a hospital, all the images in this document on the shooting of the film take place in the studio. We see the actors preparing themselves before shooting and there are some stunning images of Eva Dahlbeck, Ingrid Thulin and Bibi Andersson between takes. There are also numerous shots of Bergman himself, instructing the actors and even clowning before the camera. Jon Wengström - Svenska Filminstitutet

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The Film Was Shot On 16mm Reversal And Acquired From The Director In 1988. In 2004 An Intermediate Negative Was Made And From This Negative A New 16mm Print Was Struck. The Rights To This Film Were Also Included In The Unique Collection Donated By The Director To The Bergman Foundation In 2002