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Faro? Hmmmmmlookslike interesting place to visit . I remember when I first discovered Bergman's work and reading about his relationship with Faro island and how he explained that he had moved there permanently, after he had been harassed and targeted by false tax evasion issues and faced a bogus trial that stressed him out to the point of needing to be hospitalized(http://www.nytimes.com/1976/03/16/archives/ingmar-bergmans-taxes-swedes-brood-over-case-ingmar-bergmans-taxes.html). He stayed for the rest of his life living on Faro for its peacefulness and isolation vibe. He also shot many of his films right there on the tiny island's empty beaches. And when he died, he got buried there, too.
films that were filmed there, Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Persona (1966), Hour of the Wolf (1968), Shame (1968), The Passion of Anna (1969), and Scenes from a Marriage (1972), as well as Liv Ullmann’s Faithless (2000), based on a Bergman screenplay.