New Bergman script for movie

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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

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