Shot as a record of Ingmar Bergman's directing techniques while he was making Fanny and Alexander, this informative documentary is geared more to the filmmaker and film buff or Bergman fans than it is toward a general audience. The famous Swedish icon is shown acting out scenes as he would like them, moving and gesticulating to help get his point across. He does not use much verbal explanation, yet his actors and crew hang on his every word, knowing that his insight is worth understanding. Even though he has high expectations, Bergman is patient and keeps an ambience of friendship and openness among his crew and cast. He is a bit more loquacious in a dialogue with his cameraman, Sven Nykvist.