THROUGH A LENS DARKLY. LOOK-ING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN This is a book with Bergman which creates a stage for a dialog between three generations, three different cultures and three different points of view which has as its center a rapport between the image, the word and human existence. Ingmar Bergman, Jill Ma-this and Roberto Mastroianni come together on a delimited ground from the image and the word and from this propitious encounter is born an artistic-philosophical dialog. The existential value, one could say religious, of the images inspired by the Bergmanian poetic becomes the playing field for this photographic/ artistic research, and at the same time, it is a tribute to the life and times of the great director, writer and Swedish playwright, Bergman. The book is, in fact, the result of an artistic etymological/philosophical and photographic research on the places and the Berg-man poetic. Jill Mathis created the photographs around the evocative words found in Bergman productions based on the dialog between Berg-man and Mastroianni. (i.e. Persona, Alone, Religion, Whisper, Desire, Seal, Confession, Forgiveness, Grace...)
The Swedish spaces where Berg-man lived and filmed (Uppsala, Stockholm, the island of Farb) , the themes and the Bergmanian words are seen as such and recounted Through a lens darkly, which is 'Through a glass darkly' expanding the evocative power of the worlds and the Bergmanian images.
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 1020 g
Dimensions: 305 x 237 x 16 mm