I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Ullmann came out of retirement to do it.
Bergman’s been working in the theatre and television, but he’s just not busy enough, I guess.
A nice review from David Sterritt of the Christian Science Monitor.http://www.csmonitor...15s01-almo.html
Bergman officially "retired" from cinema with "Fanny and Alexander" in 1982, although he's continued to make TV movies and direct stage plays. For me, his work started running out of steam with "From the Life of the Marionettes" in 1980, becoming static, ponderous, and often too talky for comfort.
The same charges may be leveled at "Saraband" by today's more fidgety viewers. I feel it triumphs over Bergman's weaker tendencies, however, by virtue of its profound investment in music - reflected by its title, by the Bach and Bruckner pieces it employs, and by its meditative visual style, as eloquent and elegant as any saraband could be.