Even though Ingmar Bergman lived in many other places, Gotland and the small island of Fårö was the place where he chose to both build his house and to shoot 6 of his feature films. Initially he was sceptical when he came to look for a location for his feature Through a glass darkly but he was overwhelmed with the meeting of the island. “If one wished to be solemn, it could be said that I had found my landscape, my real home; if one wished to be funny, one could talk about love at first sight.” (Ingmar Bergman, quote from Laterna Magica).
The importance of Fårö shows in the fact that Bergman shot six features, one drama series and two documentaries on the small island. While shooting Persona in 1966 he also bought land and built his house on Fårö. He came there as often as he could and moved there permanently in 2003. He came to stay and was buried next to the church of Fårö with a clear view of the ocean.