Bergman has always stuck with me, because his films are at the same time harsh and tender. They can be bitter, they look life straight into the eye, but in this they always remain humane.
Ivo van Hove
With Fanny och Alexander, Ivo van Hove is not entering unknown territory. The celebrated Belgian director has already made several theatrical adaptations of films by Ingmar Bergman: Scenes from a Marriage (2005), Cries and Whispers (2009), After the Rehearsal / Persona (2013).