Cinema: The Price of Redemption

INGRID BERGMAN: 1915-1982

"I was given courage, a sense of adventure and a little bit of humor. I have had a wonderful life. I have never regretted what I did." The odor of bitter irony, intentional or not, arises from this simple declaration by Ingrid Bergman. She was a wise, sober and gifted woman, wryly self-aware in a manner unusual in her profession, gallant in a way that is rare anywhere. But once, many years ago, she had an extramarital affair with one of her directors—an event not without precedent in human history—and the shape of...

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