New Bergman script for movie
STOCKHOLM: A previously unknown script written by Ingmar Bergman for a collaboration between him, Italy’s Federico Fellini and Japan’s Akira Kurosawa is being turned into a movie by Swedish director Suzanne Osten, a newspaper reported this week.
The script, titled Sixty-four Minutes with Rebecka, was written in 1969 but the collaboration between the legendary three directors fell through. The script was shelved until the early 2000s when Bergman donated his collection to a founda- tion set up to preserve and honour his work.
Many of Bergman’s scripts were never filmed but Sixty-four Minutes with Rebecka had remained unknown even for the most confirmed of connoisseurs, according to the Bergman Institute.
The script will premiere as a radio play on November 6 before being filmed. The movie premiere is planned for 2018, 100 years after Bergman’s birth, the newspaper Dagens Nyheter reports.
Bergman died in 2007. – Reuters