Ingmar Bergman filming Summer with Monika.
“Film as dream, film as music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. A little twitch in our optic nerve, a shock effect: twenty-four illuminated frames a second, darkness in between, the optic nerve incapable of registering darkness. At the editing table, when I run the strip of film through, frame by frame, I still feel that dizzy sense of magic of my childhood: in the darkness of the wardrobe, I slowly wind on one frame after another, see the almost imperceptible changes, wind faster — a movement.”
Ingmar Bergman (July 14, 1918 -– July 30, 2007)
Czech poster for Ingmar Bergman’s Summer with Monika. Designed by Ludmila Jiřincová.