Know the Cast: ‘Bergman Island’

Bergman Island Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Bergman Island cast features Vicky Krieps, Tim Roth, Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Mia Hansen-Løve’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Bergman Island follows a couple who travels to Fårö, the former home of the cinematic icon Ingmar Bergman. Tony, a filmmaker, attends a conference and speaks about his work. Chris, also a filmmaker, hopes to overcome a creative block by telling an unfinished story to her partner. Fact blends with fiction in the Swedish setting as characters cross over into two storylines. Here’s every main player in Bergman Island, the seventh feature by French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve.

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Bergman Island Cast: Vicky Krieps as Chris Sanders

Bergman Island Cast - Vicky Krieps as Chris Sanders

Character Profile: A filmmaker who travels to Fårö with her partner. She intends to create a story about “impossible mourning and suffering.” Chris tells a tale about two lovers, Amy and Joseph, who show up as the real-life performers Mia Wasikowska and Anders Danielsen Lie, respectively.

Krieps’ Resume: Johanna Zadek in Hanna (2011), Lucy Loschetter in Gutland (2017), Alma in Phantom Thread (2017), Erika Berger in The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2018), Prisca in Old (2021)

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Bergman Island Cast: Tim Roth as Tony Sanders

Bergman Island Cast - Tim Roth as Tony Sanders

Character Profile: Chris’ partner, a filmmaker. He enjoys his reputation while conversing with various Fårö locals. Tony participates in a “Bergman Safari” while Chris receives an unofficial tour from a Bergman fan.

Roth’s Resume: Mr. Orange/Freddy in Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pumpkin in Pulp Fiction (1994), Cal Lightman in Lie to Me (2009-11), Oswaldo Mobray in The Hateful Eight (2015), Jack Worth/Jim Worth in Tin Star (2017-20)

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Bergman Island Cast: Mia Wasikowska as Amy

Bergman Island Cast - Mia Wasikowska as Amy

Character Profile: The female protagonist of Chris’ story. She arrives in Fårö for a wedding and reunites with a former lover. Amy struggles with her emotions and personal decisions.

Wasikowska’s Resume: Joni in The Kids Are All Right (2010), Alice Kingsleigh in Alice in Wonderland (2010), India Stoker in Stoker (2013), Edith Cushing in Crimson Peak (2013), Helen Hatton in The Devil All the Time (2020)

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Bergman Island Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie as Joseph

Bergman Island Cast - Anders Danielsen Lie as Joseph

Character Profile: The male protagonist of Chris’ story. He stays at the Bergman Suite in Albatross and has a girlfriend named Michelle. Joseph enjoys his time with Amy but reveals that he’s not willing to leave his partner.

Lie’s Resume: Phillip in Reprise (2006), Anders in Oslo, August 31st (2011), Erwin in Personal Shopper (2016), Anders Behring Breivik in 22 July (2018), Aksel in The Worst Person in the World (2021)

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Bergman Island Cast: Hampus Nordenson as Hampus

Bergman Island Cast - Hampus Nordenson as Hampus

Character Profile: A film student from Stockholm. He show Chris around Fårö, the home of his grandparents. Hampus provides an unofficial Ingmar Bergman tour.

Nordenson’s Resume: Feature Debut in Bergman Island

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The Bergman Island cast also includes Anki Larsson (Midsommar, Äkta människor), Kerstin Brunnberg (Nattvandraren), Melinda Kinnaman (My Life as a Dog, The Inner Circle), Stig Björkman (Director; The White, Wall, Georgia, Georgia), Wouter Hendrickx (Cordon, De Infiltrant) and Magnus Almqvist.

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.