Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, an iconoclastic filmmaker widely regarded as one of the great masters of modern cinema, died Monday, local media reported. He was 89 years old.
He was "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera," Woody Allen said in a 70th birthday tribute in 1988.
In a press interview for her film "Away From Her", director Sarah Polley laments:
"It's sad to think there was a time when people lined up around the block to see Bergman movies ... and how unimaginable that is now."
How about a theatrical re-release of "Wild Strawberries" and "The Seventh Seal"?
Film Director Ingmar Bergman Dies