Winter LightIngmar Bergman Centenary
(NR) Sweden - 1 hr 21 min - with subtitles
(1963) d. Ingmar Bergman
Monday, December 10th at 7:15pm
Starring Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Max von Sydow
Over the course of a single afternoon, a country pastor (Gunnar Bjornstrand) finds his faith shaken by "God's silence" after failing to console a parishioner (Max von Sydow) terrified by the threat of nuclear war. Immaculately structured and stunningly photographed, the formal rigor of Bergman's early '60s period reaches an apex in the second installment of his faith cycle. Considered by the director to be his most successful film, Winter Light also provided crucial inspiration for the recent arthouse favorite First Reformed.