Are you looking for something to do on Fårö this summer? How about five days filled with films, conversation, theatre, music, lectures and exciting guests? Bergman Week is an annual festival, dedicated to Ingmar Bergman and his artistry.
The starting point for Bergman Week is the Bergman Centre, which was created in 2011. It is run by a Swedish culture institution in Fårö concerning the life and times of Ingmar Bergman.
The Bergman Centre acts as a natural starting point for various artistic activities and a dynamic meeting place for visitors, artists, researchers and students.
The Bergman Centre on Fårö is open every day in summer and includes exhibitions, a cinema, a library and a creative workshop for children and young people. Café Smultronstället serves coffee and lunch, which you can enjoy on a large outdoor terrace overlooking the sea.
The Bergman Festival
In his time, Ingmar Bergman created a remarkable universe, with numerous talented and valued people, Swedish and international artists and culture personalities.
Bergman has been and continues to be a huge influence and inspiration for filmmakers, playwrights, artists and musicians.
Contemporary filmmakers and creative individuals are invited to the Festival and give lectures and talks on various topics on the world of film. It is an exciting and very popular event.
Every day during the Festival, there are film screenings of both current films and Bergman films at various locations around Fårö, often combined with talks or music. One of the locations is Berman’s own cinema at Dämba, which was his home. During the week, Bergman safaris by bus or bicycle are also organised where you can see his private home and locations where he shot films.
In 2014, the Bergman Centre on Fårö was designated a cinematic world heritage site. The Bergman Centre was one of the first locations to be given a European Film Academy (EFA) Treasures of European Film Culture Award. The Award is presented to sites of historical value in European film art, to preserve them for future generations.