“She would always say, ‘People have to make sense.’” – Ingrid Rossellini on her mother, Ingrid Bergman

This year is the centenary of Ingrid Bergman’s birth, and there is a huge retrospective happening at MoMA and BAM here in New York, programmed by her three children, Isabella and Ingrid Rossellini, and Pia Lindstrom. My friend Dan Callahan interviewed all three for this gorgeous piece on Rogerebert.com. So many wonderful insights into Bergman’s life and career and attitude towards her work. The quote I pulled out for the title of this post is my favorite, but there are so many more. Good work, Dan.

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2 Responses to “She would always say, ‘People have to make sense.’” – Ingrid Rossellini on her mother, Ingrid Bergman

  1. mutecypher says:

    Isn’t it amazing that her daughter Ingrid chose two films she hadn’t seen, and weren’t considered successful, just because she trusted the artistry of Hitchcock, Renoir, and her mom?

    That’s a lot of love, and an open, sweet temperament.

    • sheila says:

      Yes, I loved that part!!

      There are so many great details: how loud or resonant her voice was. The final anecdote about the swollen arm (so emotional) – how she would “get” people within 2 seconds. Always observing. Interested mainly in other people – not herself. Acting was a way to be someone else. The comparison with Robert De Niro. Amazing!!

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