Ingmar Bergman, RIP

Just learned that legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman passed away at the age of 89. Bergman gave us some of the most riveting films in the history of the moving image. Like many people I discovered Bergman through The Seventh Seal and the famous (and oft-imitated) scene in which a knight plays a game of chess against Death. But many of Bergman’s other films, especially including Persona and Fanny and Alexander were also very important to me.

Update: Here’s the chess scene from The Seventh Seal, thanks to Karina.

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