Hollywood Collection: Ingrid Bergman Remembered (1995)
Ingrid Bergman – her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of our time, she is best remembered for a very natural and vulnerable persona which was so genuine and alluring.
Her cinematic contributions as one of Hollywood’s greatest stars produced such movie classics as Casablanca, Gaslight, and Anastasia. But Ingrid’s story goes deeper than the triumphs of her movie career. Ingrid’s life took sharp turns and led her in directions that she never expected.
Plagued by the scandal of her love affair and marriage to Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid’s seeming abandonment of her husband Peter Lindstrom and daughter Pia was unexplainable. The turbulent years that followed included Ingrid’s total withdrawal from Hollywood and America. Though she still made movies in Italy with Roberto, her career seemed over. Ingrid’s time in Italy was pained by her separation from Pia but also joyful in the birth of her three other children, Robertino, Ingrid and Isabella. Having disappeared from the public eye for over seven years, Ingrid had the courage and conviction to carry her through when she reemerged in the movie Anastasia, which sparked her triumphant return to America.
Ingrid Bergman Remembered is a loving retrospective of a woman who lived a remarkable life. Appearing for the first time together, Ingrid’s daughters Pia Lindstrom and Isabella Rossellini, the model and actress, take a personal look back at the life of their mother. Seen from the perspective of her children, this profile of Ingrid Bergman goes beyond the acting career and tells the story of her life from her childhood in Sweden to her premature death at age 67 from breast cancer. Replete with a wonderful assortment of rare and never-before-seen photographs and home movies, the program is rounded out by film clips and newsreels which assemble beautifully around Ms. Lindstrom’s narration.