October 26, 2009

"Both the old guy at Fårö who made his coffin and Woody Allen will be invited."

A retreat.

8 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Maybe the Swiss could exile Polanski to Faro. It isn't Paris, for sure.

mariner said...

The children wanted to see their father's heritage preserved.

But rather than donate the property themselves, they wanted to cash out and let the buyer donate the property.

Pogo said...

"“Nobody has bought it to make Bergman’s bed and breakfast or Bergmanland.

Ha. What exactly does she think a "nonprofit retreat for artists and scholars" is?

Bissage said...

Mr. Allen is sure to go to Fårö if for no other reason than to copy the plans for Bergman’s coffin.

meow !!!

fffttttt, fffttttt!!!

[makes cat-scratching gesture]

Lem said...

A foreign film hall of fame.

And we ask - why do they hate us ;)

Sheepman said...

But rather than donate the property themselves, they wanted to cash out and let the buyer donate the property.

It was Bergman's wish, and part of his will, that the property be sold and the money divided amongst his children.

Sheepman said...

I'm not really a Bergman fan, but I was in Fårö bicycling around hoping to "accidentally" stumble upon his recidence on,unbeknown to me, the day his death was announced.

If you are in the area, Gotland and Fårö are definitely worth a visit, even if you aren't a Bergman fan.

jeff said...

"It was Bergman's wish, and part of his will, that the property be sold and the money divided amongst his children."

No problem. Sell it to a trust for about $5 and let them preserve it. I doubt if the will was structured that there there was no way to do it other than sell, keep the cash and hope the buyer would donate it.