Midway through his time in Germany, Bergman returned to Fårö for his second documentary exploration of the remote Swedish island he loved and the socio­economic realities experienced by those who lived there. Longer, more optimistic, and less ascetic than its predecessor, this film charts a calendar year in the life of the island’s 673 inhabitants, many of whom he observes working tirelessly shearing sheep, thatching roofs, and slaughtering livestock, as well as going about various communal rituals. Distilled from twenty-eight hours of material, Fårö Document 1979 is a lyrical depiction of life’s cyclical nature.

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Cast & Crew

Director
Ingmar Bergman
Producers
Lars-Owe Carlberg

Information

Studio
The Criterion Collection
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 1979 Ingmar Bergman Estate

Languages

Primary
Swedish (Stereo)

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