• Dir: Ingmar Bergman

  • Sweden, 1968, 103minmins, DCP

  • Cast: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Birgitta Valberg

Stepping out of the struggle with inner demons, Bergman challenges the war-torn world outside. Fleeing from battles, a musician couple (Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann) cling to pastoral refuge on a remote island. Yet conflicts have silently made way into their lives, forcing them into ethical dilemmas and a horrifying world of betrayal and despair. Bergman’s striking yet subtly orchestrated compositions and manipulation of tempo capture a realistic, desolate portrait of the tormenting world. In the end, the shameful souls are stuck in their escape. Nothing left. Not even memory.

1969 USA National Society of Film Critics Awards, Best Film and Best Actress


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