Ingmar Bergman is one of the greatest cinematic innovators. He stood alongside such film directors as Federico Fellini and Akira Kurosawa at the pinnacle of serious filmmaking. This man made a huge impact on different filmmakers, including Woody Allen, who once said that Bergman is "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera."
Ingmar Bergman broke upon the international film scene in the mid-1950s with such films as The Seventh Seal (1957)
and Wild Strawberries (1957)
. Also, in the mid-1960s he directed another one famous picture - Persona (1966)
. Later this films became symbols of his career.
Over more than 40 years of his career, Bergman has produced about 50 films. His creation centred around two themes - the relationship between mankind and God and the relationship between sexes.
Bergman is inherent in the anti-romantic and post-religious vision. It's important to notice that one of the central aspects of the creation is breaking boundaries between the performance and the performer, the actor and the person. If we take a look at his works, we will find out that his movies are recordings of personal relationships.