Bergman Archives Threatened

”Variety” and the BBC are reporting that the archives of the late Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman are in danger and that more money is needed in order to maintain them.

According to the BBC, the Swedish government currently gives the Bergman archives nearly 300,000 US dollars a year in funding, but a representative for the archive says twice as much is needed in order to maintain and preserve the material, much of which is quite fragile.

Astrid Soderberg-Widing from the archive told ”Variety” that it is ”an international scandal” that Sweden ”does not seem interested in providing the money we lack”.

Ingmar Bergman’s archive is also a part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World register.

The famed director died last week at the age of 89.

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