Magazine article Screen International

Alicia Vikander to Be "Voice" of Ingrid Bergman

Magazine article Screen International

Alicia Vikander to Be "Voice" of Ingrid Bergman

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Fast rising Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is to be the "voice" of legendary star Ingrid Bergman in Stig Björkman's documentary Ingrid Bergman - In her Own Words.

Speaking to ScreenDaily, Björkman described Vikander as "the Bergman of today".

The film, sold by TrustNordisk, receives its world premiere at the 68th Cannes Film Festival in mid-May prior to its Swedish release on August 28 - the day before the centenary of Ingrid Bergman's birth. Cannes will also commemorate the centenary by featuring the late Casablanca star on its poster.

Vikander (A Royal Affair, Testament Of Youth) was apparently eager to join the film.

Björkman has unearthed unique personal records of Bergman - including home movies, films of her as a child, diary entries and many letters.

"I've met Alicia a couple of times over the years and I like her very much," Björkman said of Vikander. "I also thought it was nice because really she is the Ingrid Bergman of today. …

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