Ingmar Bergman Festival to Debut in Stockholm in May

December 31, 2008 By:Ruthanne Terrero

With acclaimed films such as The Seventh Seal" and "The Virgin Spring" to his name, it's about time that the legendary director, Ingmar Bergman, who died in 2007 at age 89, was awarded his own cinematic tribute. Fittingly, a festival honoring Sweden's famous native son will be held in Stockholm May 27 through June 6, 2009. Ingmar Bergman Festival to Debut in Stockholm in May Festival goers can expect 10 days of paying homage to Bergman, who nine times was nominated for an Academy Award. International theater troupes will also perform vignettes from Bergman films, such as "Cries and Whispers." Other highlights include a rooftop outdoor movie and youth activities, an outdoor fashion show featuring Bergman costumes and an open house with seminars and speeches at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. For tickets, visit www.dramaten.se or call 011-46-8-667-06-80.

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