When Bergman died today, exactly five years back in 2007, people expected this love affair between a man and an island to end. However, thanks ironically to a few 'Norwegians' – Liv, Linn and Hans - and a host of dedicated Swedes from the many foundations in Bergman’s name, the love affairs of a cinematic artist with his island is on its way to become a legend.
Someone should make a film on this strange love affair. They could call it A Genius IS An Island.
Satyen K Bordoloi is an independent film critic, writer and photojournalist based in Mumbai. His writings on cinema, culture and politics have appeared nationally and globally.
In picture: Bergman's handwriten notebook