"I was the shyest human ever invented, but I had a lion inside me that wouldn't shut up!"
T his quote from Ingrid Bergman already makes it clear what an extraordinary woman the actress, who was born in Stockholm in 1915, was. Her poignant performance on screen was honored with three Oscars, and the American Film Institute voted her fourth among the most important actresses of the 20th century. Allude Creative Director Andrea Karg: "When I hear the name Ingrid Bergman, I think of 'Casablanca', again 'Casablanca' and Hitchcock's 'Notorious'."
"I'm going to keep this diary and hide it away forever.
I'm 14 years, two months and three days old.
I was born on the twenty-ninth of August 1915.
My parents were Friedel Adler and Justus Bergman.
I was baptized Ingrid.
I was spirited, irritating, stubborn and wild."
– Ingrid Bergman, diary entry from 1929
In spring 2011, her daughter Isabella Rosselini asked director Stig Björkman to “make a film about mom”. Who can refuse such a fascinating wish from an equally beautiful and immensely talented film diva?!
Drawing on Rosselini's rich store of letters and pictures from her mother—and her own memories—Björkman's Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words ( website ) is an intimate portrait of the young girl from Sweden who would become the goddess of cinema.
Andrea Karg: "Even the trailer whets the appetite for this documentary!"