Ekman and Bergman – A Tale of Two Giants

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The writer, researcher and critic Fredrik Gustafsson gave a very insightful online talk on the two greats of Swedish cinema - Hasse Ekman and Ingmar Bergman. Although Bergman is the best-known of the two, Gustafsson talked about the importance of Hasse Ekman and the collaboration and competition between the two men. Ekman was an actor as well as a film director and appeared in three of Bergman's early films. At the end of the talk, there was a lively Q&A session. Subsequently, one of our members found an English sub-titled version of Excellensen ("His Excellency") directed by Ekman on YouTube. Click HERE for the link. Please click HERE for a link to buy Fredrik Gustafsson's book on Hasse Ekman.