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THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (1961) - Bergman Season

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• year: 1961

• country: Sweden

• run-time: 91 min

rating: 12A

£6 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7:00PM – Film 7:30PM

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Together with her husband, Karin retreats to her family's summer home in an attempt to recover from a recent stay in a mental institution. Despite the support of her family she continues to be plagued by disturbing visions, culminating in a terrifying encounter with God. The first work in Bergman's faith trilogy, this dark psychological drama, structured as a three-act play, won the 1962 Academy Award for best foreign-language film.

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

"Through a Glass Darkly" would be followed by "Winter Light," about a minister who despairs of God's silence, and by "The Silence," about two sisters and the child of one, stranded in a strange town and haunted by old hatreds and wounds. In all of these films, we're struck by Bergman's deep concern that humans see the world as through a glass, darkly, and are unable to perceive its meaning. - Roger Ebert

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