CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2012 |
Swedish actor Erland Josephson, one of fabled director Ingmar Bergman's closest friends and collaborators, known for his portrayals of aloof intellectuals and often Bergman's alter ego in such celebrated films as "Scenes From a Marriage" and "Cries and Whispers," died at a Stockholm hospital Saturday. He was 88. His death from Parkinson's disease was announced by a spokeswoman for Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theater, which the actor headed from 1966 to 1975. Josephson was one of Bergman's favorite actors and longest-running collaborator, appearing in more than a dozen Bergman movies, including the director's first film in 1946 ("It Rains on Our Love")
May 1, 2005
I enjoyed Peter Rainer's passionate article and list of must-have DVDs ["129 'Best' Films: Rich, Risky and Enduring," April 17]. However, I do have one observation: While his list does ample justice to many of the great actors (some films being cited strictly for their performances), the same respect is not given to equivalent powerhouse actresses. Greta Garbo, Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Magnani, Meryl Streep, Irene Dunne, Jane Fonda, Va- nessa Redgrave, Liv Ullmann, Geraldine Page and Simone Signoret, among others, are all missing in action.
February 11, 2001 |
Sweden's great director Ingmar Bergman has been a man of many muses, inspired by numerous illustrious actresses, but none lovelier, more talented or enduring than Liv Ullmann. In 1966, Ullmann made her first film with Bergman, "Persona," and the same year bore him a daughter, Linn, who is now an Oslo-based writer.
November 27, 1994 |
Adapted by physicist and popular science author Fritjof Capra and directed by his brother Bernt, this 1991 release is mainly an absorbing discourse on the world. The movie unfolds in the conversations between three people roaming the French isle of Mont. St. Michel. They are a vacationing Democratic senator (Sam Waterston), an expatriate poet (John Heard) and a physicist (Liv Ullmann, pictured) who has cut herself off from the world.
November 3, 1993 |
As a socially conscious actress, Liv Ullmann has often chosen roles more from her heart than her head, with mixed results. However, for "Sofie" (at the Music Hall), her stunning directorial debut, she evokes the style and tradition of her mentor, Ingmar Bergman, for whom she gave her finest performances.
November 7, 1992
Women in Film and the American Film Institute will present "Focus on Women in the Entertainment Industry" today from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Mark Goodson Screening Room at AFI, 2021 N. Western Ave. Registration begins at 4 p.m., followed at 4:30 by a program of short films directed by women. "Sofie," the first film directed by Liv Ullmann, will have its West Coast premiere at 6:15 p.m., followed by a discussion with Ullmann. The evening will conclude with a reception at 8:45.