Frequently casts Max von Sydow.
Signed the appeal Swedish Film Workers for Peace and Freedom in an Independent Palestine.
Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Liv Ullmann in The Emigrants (1971).
Retrospective at the 9th New Horizons Film Festival (2009).
His favorite films are 8½ (1963), Hugo (2011), Jules and Jim (1962), Mirror (1975), The Misfits (1961), Modern Times (1936), The Night of the Hunter (1955), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Some Like It Hot (1959) and Hour of the Wolf (1968).