February 2 2016 - @agneta.villman: Jamie Dornan från 50 shades of grey, gör en kanonroll som seriemördare i The Fall med Gillian Anderson och i tredje säsongen med Krister Henriksson, som just spelats in i Belfast. Krister och jag firar med ett glas vin på Frippes. Så häftigt!!
Larmar och gör sig till (AKA In the Presence of a Clown) | Ingmar Bergman | 1997
Coming very late in Bergman’s career the TV movie In the Presence of a Clown is set in a world of people making film and theatre, the twin artistic centres of his life. Actors, musicians, and performers who were so often the protagonists of his own films are in the spotlight here too. Their triumphs and humiliations, struggles with mental illness, and Death is always waiting in the wings.
The main character is Uncle Carl Åkerblom (Börje Ahlstedt), an analogue of Uncle Carl Ekdahl from Fanny and Alexander who in turn is an analogue of Bergman’s real life Uncle Johan. As the story progresses his mother visits, Anna Åkerblom (Anita Björk) as does his sister Karin Bergman (Pernilla August). These are Bergman’s Grandmother and Mother respectively plucked out of Bergman’s memory to take part in this fictional drama without so much as a name change.
The cast is peppered with familiar names from Bergman’s filmography. The aforementioned Börje Ahlstedt, Anita Björk, and Pernilla August, Bergman stalwart Erland Josephson, and in the sparse audience that comes to see the film there is Inga Landgré who was in Bergman’s first film as director, Crisis, and others, and Birgitta Pettersson who was Sanna in The Magician, but more memorably Karin in The Virgin Spring. There’s the same feeling I get when watching Fanny and Alexander of Bergman gathering old friends around him. And in the same way Bergman’s family members are transported from reality into this fiction so that sparse audience are transported from another Bergman film. Märta Lundberg, Karin Persson, Fredrik Blom, Algot Frövik, Hanna Appelblad, all members of Pastor Tomas Ericsson’s congregation from Winter Light, one of Bergman’s favourites of his own films.