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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015)

Jag är Ingrid (original title)
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A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.


Stig Björkman
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Complete credited cast:
Alicia Vikander ... Ingrid Bergman (voice)
Ingrid Bergman ... Self (archive footage)
Pia Lindström ... Self
Roberto Rossellini ... Self (archive footage)
Isotta Rossellini ... Self (as Ingrid Rossellini)
Isabella Rossellini ... Self
Fiorella Mariani ... Self
Sigourney Weaver ... Self
Liv Ullmann ... Self
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Self


In spring 2011, director Stig Björkman meets Ingrid Bergman's daughter Isabella Rossellini and she suggests him to "make a film about Mama". Through Isabella, Stig is able to tell Ingrid's story through her own words and images. 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 with great performances in films such as CASABLANCA (1942), GASLIGHT (1944) and and AUTUMN SONATA (1978). Through never-before-seen private footage, notes, letters, diaries and interviews with her children, this documentary presents a personal portrait and captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

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Melinda Kinnaman was the voice of Ingrid Bergman in the English version. See more »


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Absorbing. It felt like entering a dream. We get a nuanced, complicated portrait of a luminous icon.
28 August 2020 | by mehomehmedbasicSee all my reviews

My thoughts about the film are the same as Isabella's about the correspondance; I thought there would be a story in here about a woman becoming a star in Hollywood, about struggle and cinema, but its just all children. Which would be fine, if not for Bergman's tendancy to shy away from thinking/writing about the negatives in that relationship, and once even from acting it out. Vague, but hypnotic.

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27 August 2015 (Denmark) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,355, 15 November 2015

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