If you haven’t seen Fanny & Alexander, Persona, Winter Light, Autumn Sonata, Wild Strawberries, Through a Glass Darkly or The Virgin Springs yet, do yourself a favour and watch them all. Then watch everything else that Bergman made as well.
Here’s the great thing about video essays, though – they can offer some pretty amazing insight into the film/filmmaker/scene/etc. in question while also providing examples of that film/filmmaker/scene/etc. at the same time. The video essay is arguably the single most powerful and compelling format in which to convey and digest information about film. Remember all those two thousand word essays that you wrote for Cinema Studies at university? The person who is typing these words sure does. How much more interesting would have those essays been to make and to look at had they taken on the very medium that they were discussing? Much more.
This is a video essay on Ingmar Bergman. What a wonderful combination.