Bergman’s sanctuary island Faro becomes pilgrim’s journey

Ingmar Bergman, one of the most distinguished filmmakers of his generation, died 11 years ago aged 89 in his home in Faro, a small island in the Baltic Sea whose coast is strewn with distinctly-shaped limestone rocks and shrubland, where his disturbing film “Persona” (1966) was set.

German birthplace of Nazis’ V2 rocket embraces hard right

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party looks set to become the first hard-right nationalist party to win parliamentary seats since World War II in Germany’s September 24 election. In one village on the Baltic Sea, half the population voted AfD in recent regional elections, and the party is hoping to build on its success especially in parts of the country that are lagging economically.