Presented in association with the Friends of the NFSA
In this beautifully crafted and moving memoir, Margarethe von Trotta recalls the inspiration she found in the work of Ingmar Bergman: his films triggered her decision to become a director and guided many of her creative decisions over her long career. Von Trotta began as an actor in films with Schlondorff (with whom she co-directed two films) and Fassbinder, before becoming a solo director in 1978. She went on to direct many international award-winners including SISTERS – OR THE BALANCE OF HAPPINESS, ROSA LUXEMBURG, ROSENSTRASSE and most recently HANNAH ARENDT. In this reflective documentary she makes creative use of a wealth of fascinating home movie footage of Bergman, and meets some of his former collaborators including Liv Ullmann and Gunnel Lindblom, his sons Daniel and Ingmar Jnr, and talks with a new generation of Danish filmmakers.
ADA (2002, 7 mins) a miniature animated film by Festival Guest Lee Whitmore evoking memories of childhood and suburban family life.