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Director Margarethe von Trotta

Interview with Director Margarethe von Trotta about her documentary film Searching for Ingmar Bergman

01 Nov 2018

German film actor and director Margarethe von Trotta is most known for such films as Marianne and Juliane, Rosa Luxemburg and Hannah Arendt. Her latest film, Searching for Ingmar Bergman, is a thoughtful and poetic documentary about the famed Swedish film and theater director Ingmar Bergman. Von Trotta's luminous exploration features interviews many familiar faces from the Bergman universe - actors, directors and writers, all either connected directly to Bergman's work, or heavily influenced by it. But far more importantly, the film is a deeply personal take, filtering Bergman's art through Von Trotta's own artistic perspective. The film opens commercially in New York City on November 2, after having been shown recently at the New York Film Festival. Theater journalist Stan Schwartz had the great pleasure of sitting down with Von Trotta for a chat about her film and the Swedish master. Here are some edited excerpts from their conversation.

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