The Director is Ingmar Bergman; the time is 1961; and the setting is the shooting of "Winter Light," a film about how his life would have been, had he followed his father's wishes and become a priest. As actors and crew gather to film this alternative destiny, Bergman tries to draw his father into the process, but quickly finds himself plunged back into the emotions of his childhood--both terrorized by his brutal and dominating father, and desperately longing for his approval--and reality gradually begins to crack and ...

The Director 2010, Granta Books (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781846270482

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The Director 2008, Portobello Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781846270475

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