Exhibition on Ingmar Bergman Opened at PetrSU
PetrSU opened an exhibition dedicated to the works of renowned Swedish director, scriptwriter, playwright, writer Ingmar Bergman.
The exhibition is an amazing gift from Eva Sundquist, the Consul General of Sweden in Saint Petersburg. During her first visit to Petrozavodsk State University, she has presented the exhibition dedicated to the creative legacy of great Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman.
The exhibition introduces the benchmark films of the master, encourages watching his works and pursuing a deeper understanding of the master’s legacy. It covers the evolution of the auteur body of work.
“In 2018 was the world celebrated a century of Ingmar Bergman, the revered film director who has etched his name into the history of the world cinema. He has shaped cinema and theater and has become a cultural icon, and influenced music and fashion, just to mention his favorite cap and trademark leather jacket,” said Oksana Abramova, the Director of the Institute of Philology of Petrozavodsk State University at the opening of the exhibition.
His films are a frank talk on “mature topics”. In his works, he explores human passions. The legacy of Ingmar Bergman has left a lasting mark on the world cinema. Allusions to his movies can be tracked in academic texts and contemporary fashion. In daily life, we do not encounter the world of Ingmar Bergman often, but at the university, the introduction to Bergman’s body of work is included in the curriculum of the students of the Institute of Philology.
“It is challenging to watch the films of this master. You need an interdisciplinary background as you will have to immerse in religions perception of the world, engage in philosophy, literature, besides that, you will have to be in the certain mood too,” noted Marina Gvozdeva, the Vice-Rector for International Affairs.
Those present tuned to the atmosphere of Sweden by listening to the anthem of the Kingdom and the popular Swedish song Wherever You Are performed by PetrSU graduate Maria Zhuravleva, as well as by enjoying the recital of poems in the Swedish and Russian languages by the students of the Institute of Philology Liubov Koposova and Ekaterina Kobko. The presentation of the exhibition was prepared by the Scientific Library of PetrSU, Institute of Philology, Institute of History, Political and Social Sciences with the support of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Sweden in Saint Petersburg.