Remembering Erland Josephson: A Career in Screen Stills

For years, Woody Allen has used “surrogates”. They’re characters who are the on-screen representation of Woody Allen. Many directors do the same thing. For instance, Ingmar Bergman did it often, and he almost always used a member of his troupe of actors. Over the weekend, one of Bergman’s surrogates, Erland Josephson, passed away. He was 89 years old. He and Bergman collaborated on more than 40 films and plays. As a fan of Bergman, I am a fan of Josephson by proxy. To honor his career, here are a series of screen caps of Josephson in Bergman films.

All images via Bergmanorama.

Brink of Life (1958)

The Magician (1958)

Hour of the Wolf (1968)

The Passion of Anna (1969)

Cries and Whispers (1972)

Scenes from a Marriage (1973)

Face to Face (1976)

Fanny and Alexander (1982)

After the Rehearsal (1984)

Saraband (2003)


Filed under Foreign Film, Ingmar Bergman, Movies, Swedish Film

8 responses to “Remembering Erland Josephson: A Career in Screen Stills

  1. What a nice line-up of pictures. It’s a big loss indeed. He was a very fine actor and I’m glad to see him remembered not only in Sweden but abroad.

  2. This a nice In Memoriam! I just learned his loss here! Thanks for the news even if it is a sad one. A great Bergman actor!

  3. Absolutely beautiful. What an actor. I’ll always remember him for his terrific roles in Bergman movies. If you haven’t seen the Andrei Tarkovsky films NOSTALGHIA and THE SACRIFICE though, you must as Josephson is absolutely brilliant in both films.

    • Tarkovsky is a giant hole in my viewing experience that I’m going to have to fill one of these days (other than Andrei Rublev).

      • I did a Tarkovsky marathon recently and watched all his films in one go. Solaris, Stalker and Nostalghia are the three best (aside from Andrei Rublev, which is his number one film IMO).

  4. hello, this is an awesome collection. what a thoughtful gesture. and thanks for sharing… cheers! 🙂

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