Katinka Faragó has often been referred to as “Bergman’s right hand.” As script supervisor, production manager and producer, she has worked in the Swedish film industry for more than 60 years, and her professional association with Ingmar Bergman endured for more than three decades. It was Faragó who ensured continuity throughout the filming of such early classics as Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, and she later went on to work as production manager at Bergman’s own company, Cinematograph.

Faragó was born in Vienna in 1936, the daughter of Hungarian refugees. Her family moved to Sweden in 1940, where her father became an author and scriptwriter. At age 17, she first worked with Bergman on the production of Dreams (1955), and their association continued through Fanny and Alexander (1982) and projects beyond. Over the years, she also worked on other major Swedish productions, including Jan Troell’s The Emigrants and The New Land and Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Sacrifice. 

We welcome Katinka Faragó, one of Ingmar Bergman’s most longstanding collaborators, to the Rafael for these special evenings.

Katinka Faragó will participate in an onstage interview and discussion about her work with Ingmar Bergman, illustrated with clips from their films. She will also share some candid stories about her association with the filmmaker and discuss the working conditions for women in the Swedish film industry over the years. Program approximately 100 minutes. 

ADMISSION TO THIS PROGRAM: $13 General  |  $11 Seniors  |  $9 CFI Members

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WILD STRAWBERRIES

THURSDAY, NOV. 8  •  7:00
IN PERSON: KATINKA FARAGÓ

Katinka Faragó will present and discuss this early masterpiece by Ingmar Bergman. One of the key films that cemented his international reputation, this beautiful drama stars Victor Sjöström (a great Swedish filmmaker himself) as a cold and elderly professor who examines his past while on a road trip to Stockholm to receive an honorary degree. With Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow. In Swedish with English subtitles. (Sweden 1957) 91 min. plus discussion. 

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2018 marks the centenary of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), the Swedish writer and director widely recognized as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Support for this series has been provided by the Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco and the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation.