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Ingmar Bergman would have turned 100 this week. But who was this iconic filmmaker?

Ingmar Bergman in 1957. Photo: SvD/TT

Published: 11.Jul.2018 06:56 hrs

He was Sweden's best-known director, but what else is there to say about Ingmar Bergman, whose dark themes didn't always fit into his country's societal changes?

Ingmar Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation whose melancholic work is often tough-to-digest but celebrated, still captivates audiences as much as he puts off his critics.

July 14th would have been his 100th birthday.

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