A tribute to the late, great Bibi Andersson

Tom Jolliffe pays tribute to the late, great Bibi Andersson

Cinephiles around the world were saddened by the recent passing of the magnetic Bibi Andersson. Those versed in Swedish cinema will certainly know well of her work. To the uninitiated, to surmise succinctly, the Swedish actress worked solidly for roughly 60 years.

Andersson will always be most associated with Ingmar Bergman. Bergman, one of cinemas great directors, and certainly the foremost film-maker to come out of Northern Europe, was known to have a select group of favoured actors. Along with the likes of Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullman, Hariet Anderson and Erland Josephson, Andersson starred in several of the directors films. She notably appeared in some of his most iconic works including Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal. More on her most revered partnership with Bergman later.

Andersson also worked with John Huston in The Kremlin Letter and Robert Altman in Quintet.
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