Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

Ingmar Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics. July 14 would have been his 100th birthday. Born in 1918 in Uppsala, north of Stockholm, Bergman directed some 60 movies between 1946 and 2003, including "Cries and Whispers" (1972), "Scenes from a Marriage" (1974), "Autumn Sonata" (1978) and his trademark film "Fanny and Alexander" (1982). He died 11 years ago aged 89 in his home in Faro, a small island in the Baltic Sea whose coast is strewn with distinctly-shaped limestone rocks and shrubland, where his disturbing film "Persona" (1966) was set. The son of a Lutheran priest, Bergman remains to this day the most distinguished portrayer of torments, fantasies, madness and marital infidelity. "The essence of our education was based on the

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