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still from After the Rehearsal (Na de repetitie / Efter repetitionen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1983)

Na de repetitie

Ingmar Bergman / SE, 1983 / 70 min.

The boundary between art and life has blurred completely for the director who plays the lead role in After the Rehearsal: the walls of the rehearsal space seem to coincide with the limits of his world. The theatre is his life. Here, he enters into a psychological duel with a young actress. This film inspired a play by Ivo van Hove: see the exhibition All About Theatre About Film.

poster After the Rehearsal (Na de repetitie  Efter repetitionen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1983)
Following his official farewell to the cinema with Fanny och Alexander (1982), Bergman was back scarcely a year later with the TV film Efter Repetitionen (After the Rehearsal). Using minimal means – a stage and three actors – the Swedish maestro allows us to look into the stirrings of the human soul and troubled relationships.

Details

Director

Ingmar Bergman

Production year

1983

Country

SE

Original title

Efter repetitionen

Length

70 min.

Language

Swedish

Subtitles

NLD

Format

35mm

Part of

All About Theatre About Film

Film and theatre influence each other continuously. To celebrate that relationship between the two worlds, Eye has invited stage director Ivo van Hove and scenographer Jan Versweyveld to compile an exhibition.

Learn more
All About Theatre About Film: Antonioni Project (after Michelangelo Antonioni) (2009) © Jan Versweyveld
still from After the Rehearsal (Na de repetitie / Efter repetitionen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1983)
still from After the Rehearsal (Na de repetitie / Efter repetitionen) (Ingmar Bergman, SE 1983)

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