Welcome to Bergman Center

Treasure of European film culture

Located on the island of Fårö, the Bergman Center is a cultural center that focuses on the life and artistic achievements of legendary Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman.

At Bergmancenter we have several exhibitions that will take you on a journey through Ingmar Bergman’s work and life on Fårö.

Our renowned permanent exhibition Ingmar Bergman’s Filmic Landscape takes you on a journey through Bergman’s rare and special connection with Fårö, spaning over 40 years of his life and work on the island.

For the 2017 season Bergman Center have two exhibitions about two of Ingmar Bergman’s most iconic films.

Bergman Moods – Costumes and Images
Nina Sandström
has for the past 10 years as a Costume Designer for the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm had the honour to work with a ray of Bergman’s plays, such as Fanny and Alexander and other exciting reinterpretations directed by Stefan Larsson. She has recently also been awarded the King of Sweden’s medal for excellent work in Costume Design.

Magnus Länje is a renown photographer in both New York and Stockholm. He has photographed Sweden’s celebrities and powers.

Together they have created an exhibition taking the spectator on a journey to Bergman Land.
The concept is based on Ingmar Bergman as an auteur and an artist of many interests. Their exhibit strives for an multi layered experience leaving the viewer more curious at departure than at arrival.
The exhibit consists of 3 elements:
1. Costumes on mannequins in front of Lanscape Photographs of Bergman’s important sceneries. The costumes are both from plays but also from a recent short film celebrating Bergman by Tomas Alfredson – Oscar nominated for “Tinker tailor soldier spy”.
2. Photographs of milieus shaping Bergman as a storyteller.
3. Costume and Actor – photographs of actors dressed in costumes describing different
Bergman characters.

Death and the Knight
The exhibition is a visual journey into The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman’s most referred to and parodied work. At the center of the exhibition is a reproduction of the chess set created by set designer PA Lundgren for the film. A newly created video installation projected in a chessboard shaped screen highlights the film’s impressive cinematography by Gunnar Fischer and the powerful soundtrack.

Opening hours

May 5th through May 31st: Thursday to Sunday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

June 1st through September 3rd: Everyday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

September 3rd through 18th: Thursday to Sunday, 12 p.m.–4 p.m.

Café Smultronstället

Here you can enjoy a warm meal, but also good coffee and cakes in a beautiful surrounding. We are open whenever Bergman Center is!

The Bergman Week

The Bergman Week is an annual festival in the spirit of Bergman, and for a week Fårö is filled with screenings, performances, discussions and lectures related to his work – and the program also showcases the impact his legacy still has on modern artists. During the intimate festival our audience has the unique opportunity to see films in Bergman’s own private cinema (it takes only 14 people, so make sure to book your tickets as soon as you decide to go!), and take guided tours to the locations where he shot some of his films. There are activities in both English and Swedish, and we have guests from all over the world.

The Bergman Week 2018 took place June 25 – July 1, and director Yorgos Lanthimos was our honorary guest. Find out more about the full program and our other prominent guests here.

We would like to thank all our guests and visitors for making the Bergman Centennial Jubilee a record year with over 3 000 tickets sold. We’re looking forward to seeing you again next year! The Bergman Week 2019 is held June 24 – 30, and the complete program is released in early May. Make sure to arrange somewhere to stay as soon as you can, as rooms tend to get booked early.

Find out how to get to Fårö and the Bergman Center here.

If you have any questions, please send them to bergmanveckan@bergmancenter.se, and follow us on Facebook to keep posted.

Contact us

Contact Bergman Center through reception@bergmancenter.se.