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The Seventh Seal
Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman's…
Summer With Monika
Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. A girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars…
Wild Strawberries
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg--masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjostrom--is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with the inevitability of his approaching death. Through flashbacks and fantasies,…
Persona
By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema's most unforgettable images. But with the radical PERSONA, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In the first of a series of legendary performances for Bergman,…
The Virgin Spring
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman's THE VIRGIN SPRING is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is…
Through a Glass Darkly
While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity,…
Winter Light
"God, why did you desert me?" Master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Bjornstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation.…
The Silence
Two sisters--the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)--travel by train with Anna's young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings,…
Smiles of a Summer Night
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, this 1955 comedy at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century Sweden, four men and four women attempt to navigate the laws of attraction. During a weekend in…
Sawdust and Tinsel
Ingmar Bergman presents the battle of the sexes as a ramshackle, grotesque carnival in SAWDUST AND TINSEL, one of the late master's most vivid early works. The story of the charged relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner (Ake Gronberg)…
The Magician
Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test in Stockholm by the cruel, eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergerus. The result is a diabolically clever…
A Lesson in Love
Ingmar Bergman's comedy of remarriage is a refreshing and rewarding break from the more solemn works for which he is popularly known. After 15 years of marriage, David (Gunnar Bjornstrand) and Marianne (Eva Dahlbeck) have grown apart. David has had…
Summer Interlude
Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his legendary career--isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past--Ingmar Bergman's tenth film was a gentle drift toward true mastery. In one of the director's great early female roles,…
All These Women
One of the few comedies from legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and his first color film, ALL THESE WOMEN stars Jarl Kulle as a pretentious critic, Cornelius, who is writing a biography on a famous cellist and to do some…
Devil's Eye
In this comedy from Ingmar Bergman, the devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter (Bibi Anderson). To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan (Jarl Kulle) up from hell to seduce…