Bergman Island

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
Year Released: 2021
Rating: 0.5

Tony (Tim Roth) and his wife Chris (Vicky Krieps) - both involved in the film industry - go to the island of Fårö, which was the long-time residence of auteur Ingmar Bergman, for "inspiration" because Chris is struggling to finish her own screenplay.  I count myself among the many (not just two or three) fans of the director, but this is a crushing disappointment: the first half of the movie is just a scenic tour of the area (sprinkling in random bits of trivia as it goes along, like how Ingmar felt his late wife Ingrid's ghost), but then it shifts to a movie-within-a-movie (since it wasn't doing so well with the first one), with Chris telling Tony about a young woman named Amy (Mia Wasikowska) taking a trip to Fårö to attend a wedding and having a brief fling with Joseph (Anders Danielsen Lie), which doesn't work out (there's no ending for this part, either).  The whole project is so trite and aggravating, and it's clear Ms. Hansen-Løve has reached a point of creative stagnation, milking the Swedish giant's homeland for audience points instead of sitting back and waiting for the Muses to find her.  They typically do ... in their own sweet time.