Searching For Ingmar Bergman joins NYFF retrospectives

Further documentaries added to festival line-up

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Margarethe von Trotta's Searching for Ingmar Bergman screens in the 56th New York Film Festival
Margarethe von Trotta's Searching for Ingmar Bergman screens in the 56th New York Film Festival Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced that Margarethe von Trotta's Searching For Ingmar Bergman, co-directed by Bettina Böhler (von Trotta's editor of Hannah Arendt which stars Barbara Sukowa and editor of Christian Petzold's Transit, screening in the Main Slate) and Felix Moeller (producer of Volker Schlöndorffs Diplomacy and director of Forbidden Films) with interviews with Liv Ullmann, Stig Björkman, Jean-Claude Carrière, Mia Hansen-Løve, Ruben Östlund, Olivier Assayas, Carlos Saura, and Daniel Bergman will screen in the Retrospective section. Gastón Solnicki's tribute to Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet's assistant Hans Hurch, Introduzione all’Oscuro, and Pamela B Green's Be Natural: The Untold Story Of Alice Guy-Blaché, narrated by Jodie Foster, round out the documentaries on cinema program of the 56th New York Film Festival.

Alice Guy-Blaché became head of production at Gaumont in 1896 at the age of 23. Guy-Blaché's 1912 Falling Leaves will be shown with music composed and performed by Makia Matsumura before Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché.

The Retrospective section is co-programmed by New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones and Film Society of Lincoln Center Assistant Programmer Dan Sullivan.

Tickets for the 56th New York Film Festival will go on sale to the general public on September 9.

The 2018 New York Film Festival runs from September 28 through October 14.

Oscilloscope Laboratories will release Searching for Ingmar Bergman on November 2 in the US.

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