Bergman Island (2021)

An English-German filmmaking couple retreat to Fårö for the summer to each write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Ingmar Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of the Island’s wild landscape.

The synopsis for BERGMAN ISLAND sounds interesting. If only that were true. While there was the hint of a plot, it is very weak, boring, and seems entirely pointless. I learned a little bit about Ingrid Bergman and that was mildly interesting. But the story was a waste of time despite the presence of some good actors (Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska). There is essentially nothing going on in this movie. I’d recommend avoiding it.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)