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The Silence

From August 10, 2018 <m>(Friday)
To August 15, 2018 <m>(Wednesday)
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601 (US)
Phone: 312.846.2800

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Friday, August 10th at 4:30pm

Saturday, August 11th at 3:15pm

Wednesday, August 15th at 6:00pm

The final film in Bergman's trilogy, THE SILENCE aroused a censorship controversy for its treatment of such themes as incest, lesbianism, and masturbation. A voluptuous mother (Lindblom), her 10-year-old son, and her ailing older sister (Thulin) stop over in an unidentified foreign country (its indecipherable language was invented by Bergman) whose streets are filled with soldiers and patrolled by tanks. Each of the characters seeks contact - the mother with a man picked up in a bar, the son with a troupe of midgets, the sister with a silent God. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration of the original version that was censored for the film's original U.S. release. (BS)

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