“Bergman Island,” the story of a couple who retreats to the island that inspired Ingmar Bergman to write screenplays, and finds the lines between reality and fiction blurring, opens Oct. 15 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
Continuing is “I’m Your Man,” which follows a scientist living with a humanoid robot for research, but the robot’s been designed to be her perfect man.
“Bergman Island” follows a couple of American filmmakers, Chris (Vicky Krieps) and Tony (Tim Roth), who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. As days spent separately pass by, the fascination for the island operates on Chris and souvenirs of her first love resurface. Lines between reality and fiction will then progressively blur and tear our couple even more apart.
The film is showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Oct.15-28, and is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America.
In “I’m Your Man,” Alma (Karen Eggert) is a scientist coerced into participating in an extraordinary study in order to obtain research funds for her work. For three weeks, she has to live with a humanoid robot tailored to her character and needs, whose artificial intelligence is designed to be the perfect life partner for her. Enter Tom (Dan Stevens), a machine in human form in a class of its own, created solely to make her happy. The film is a humorous tale about the questions of love, longing and what makes a human being human.
“I’m Your Man” is showing through Oct. 21 and is also rated R by the MPAA.
Show times are available at the Ross’ website, by consulting the newspaper, or by calling the film information line at 402-472-5353.