adjective Berg·man·esque \ˌbərg-mə-ˈnesk\

Definition of Bergmanesque

  1. :  of, relating to, or resembling the work of Swedish film and theater director Ingmar Bergman … the film ends with an effusive Bergmanesque tribute to illusion. — David Denby, New York Magazine, 30 Mar. 1992 Had director Don Siegel decided to reject the conventions of western narrative and allowed Wayne to survive the pell-mell shot in the back after he had killed his three adversaries, the film might have become a truly Bergmanesque dirge in dealing with the death of a legend. — Aaron Sultanik, Film, A Modern Art, 1986

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