Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film continues with Through a Glass Darkly (1961). 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, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin’s harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness.
Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, Through a Glass Darkly presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence.
Ingmar Bergman: A Tribute in Film
On the centenary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth, Scandinavia House presents a tribute to the late artist with screenings of seven films organized by Laurence Kardish (former Senior Curator of Film, MoMA), beginning with a special event with Liv Ullmann, the celebrated actress, director, and partner of Bergman. On September 26, Ullmann joins us to present an introduction to a screening of Bergman’s final film Saraband (2003), the sequel to the iconic Scenes From a Marriage (1974), which returns to Marianne (Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) thirty years after their divorce. Following the film that evening, Ullman will hold a special discussion with Kardish.
The series continues with a series of six classic Bergman titles that established not only his reputation in America, but contributed to the establishment of an art house cinema in the U.S.
Ullmann on Bergman
An Evening with Liv Ullmann & Saraband (TICKETS SOLD OUT)
WED—September 26—6:30 PM
Smiles of a Summer Night /Sommarnattens leende
FRI—September 28—6:30 PM
Wild Strawberries /Smultronstället
WED—October 3—7 PM
The Magician /Ansiktet
FRI—October 5—6:30 PM
Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye
SAT—October 6—3 PM
The Virgin Spring /Jungrukällan
WED—October 10—7 PM
Through a Glass Darkly /Sasom I en spegel
FRI—October 12—7 PM
SAT—October 13—3 PM
FRI—October 12—6:30 PM
$12 ($7 ASF Members)
91 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.