Television, 1963

A Dream Play

Bergman's first production of A Dream Play (out of four) was a prestigious and lavish TV play.
"I think one can differentiate between an old and a new Ingmar Bergman: an old sensational one from the beginning of his career and a subdued, demanding one, now at his peak."
Ebbe Linde in Dagens Nyheter

About the film

This made-for-television film constituted Bergman's first production of Strindberg's A Dreamplay – a play he would revisit three times more. Gunnar Ollén's Malmö crew was behind this, for its time, prestigious and costly theatre production, involving more than 40 actors and no less than 75 extras.

In this production, critics thought they discerned a change in Bergman's style of directing. Ebbe Linde in Dagens Nyheter:

'I think one can differentiate between an old and a new Ingmar Bergman: an old sensational one from the beginning of his career and a subdued, demanding one, now at his peak. That his approach implies a deepening of his art seems clear to me, at the same time as it might limit his geographical appeal.'

Sources

  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.

Collaborators

  • Ingrid Thulin
  • Uno Henning
  • Allan Edwall
  • Olof Widgren
  • John Elfström
  • Brita Öberg
  • Ragnar Falck
  • Eivor Landström
  • Elsa Ebbesen-Thornblad
  • Jan Erik Lindqvist
  • John Norrman
  • Britta Pettersson
  • Åke Lagergren
  • John Melin
  • Märta Dorff
  • Curt Masreliez
  • Carl Billquist
  • Helena Brodin
  • Börje Mellvig
  • Jörgen Lindström
  • Georg Årlin
  • Olle Hilding
  • Margaretha Krook
  • Ingrid Borthen
  • Signe Enwall
  • Birger Malmsten
  • Maude Adelson
  • Julie Bernby
  • Alf Östlund
  • Lars Lind
  • Tor Isedal
  • Willy Peters
  • Sven Nilsson
  • Einar Axelsson
  • Manne Grünberger
  • Ragnar Arvedson
  • Yngve Mansvik, Gaffer
  • Åke Dahlqvist, Director of Photography
  • Albert Rudling, Director of Photography
  • Bosse Larsson, Director of Photography
  • Jan Wictorinus, Director of Photography
  • Olle Mossberg, Director of Photography
  • Per Olof Nordmark, Director of Photography
  • Monica Barthelsson, Film Editor
  • Maj-Lis Heinrich, Costume Designer
  • Sune Wall, Costume Designer
  • Bertil Stoby, Production Mixer
  • Sven-Erik Bäck, Music Composer
  • Kåre Santesson, Producer
  • Carl Cloffe, Production Designer
  • Inger Blanck, Script Supervisor
  • Börje Lundh, Make-up Supervisor
  • Yngve Sjöberg, Other Crew
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director