For film enthusiasts, 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) brings a golden opportunity to watch some of the great films of Ingmar Bergman. Bergman, one of the giants of world cinema, doesn’t need any introduction among film lovers across the world. The Swedish director, who had a deep understanding of the human conditions and the layers of emotions, mostly dealt with the universal ideas of guilt, death, loneliness, and God’s silence in his films. He left a unique imprint on each of his films. Bergman’s films were influenced by Freudian theories and the multiple Oscar winning directors’ works are is still screened around the globe.
This year marks the centenary of the maestro, who directed over 60 films. 23rd IFFK will commemorate the legendary filmmaker. His films ‘Summer with Monica’, ‘Smiles of Summer Night’, ‘Summer Interlude’, ‘Persona’, ‘Cries and Whispers’, ‘Autumn Sonata’, ‘Scenes from a Marriage’, ‘Fanny and Alexander’ will be screened under the ‘Celebrating Ingmar Bergman’ package. 'Searching for Ingmar Bergman', a documentary about the director, is also scheduled to screen on the final day.