Francine Stock and star guests on the latest cinema releases, DVDs and films on TV. Friday 4.30pm - 5pm
Friday 03 August 2007
Ingmar Bergman (1918 - 2007)
An Ingmar Bergman special with directors Terence Davies, Sally Potter, Mike Figgis and Richard Jobson
Terence Davies on Cries And Whispers
The director of Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes nominates Bergman's claustrophobic 1972 drama about two women who visit their sister on her death-bed.
Cries And Whispers is available on DVD, cert 18.
Richard Jobson on The Seventh Seal
The director of Sixteen Years Of Alcohol and A Woman In Winter recommends the film that contains the iconic image from Bergman's canon - the knight playing chess with Death.
The Seventh Seal is available on DVD, cert PG
Sally Potter on Persona
The director of Orlando and Yes on the classic psychological study of two women whose personalities seem to merge.
Persona is available on DVD, cert 15
Professor Ian Christie on Winter Light
Film historian Ian Christie nominates one of Bergman's bleakest offerings about the loss of faith in the nuclear age.
Winter Light is available on DVD, cert PG
Andrew Collins on The Silence
Andrew's choice is the 3rd part of a trilogy that includes Through A Glass Darkly and Winter Light. Two sisters check into a hotel where the only other guests seem to be some circus entertainers.
The Silence is available on DVD, cert 15
Mike Figgis on Fanny And Alexander
The director of Leaving Las Vegas and Timecode recommends a late work, an autobiographical epic about childhood that was originally made for Swedish television.