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’s Hammars

When Ingmar Bergman shot Persona on Fårö he decided to build a house on the island, close to the beach where most of the scenes were filmed. In the competent hands of architect Kjell Abramson the house at Hammars got a very characteristic shape and function. In the exhibition Bergman’s Hammars our visitors are guided through the architecture of the directors home on Fårö, what it looks like today and how the architect imagined Hammars.
The Architect Lars Gezelius has spent hours studying the original blueprints of Hammars and also interviewed Kjell Abramson before he passed away in January 2019. The result is Bergman’s Hammars. 

The exhibition also contains a VR-experience where the visitors are allowed to walk around at Hammars, which is closed for the public. 

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 2020 is held June 23 – 27, and the complete program is released in early April. Make sure to arrange somewhere to stay as soon as you can, as rooms tend to get booked early.

The Bergman Week 2019 took place June 24 – 30, and Harriet Andersson, Tim Roth and Mia Hansen-Løve were some of our prominent guests. Find out more about the full program and our other guests here.

We would like to thank all our guests and visitors, and hope to see you again next year!

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 and Instagram to keep posted.

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Contact us

Contact Bergman Center through reception@bergmancenter.se.