Film Series : Bergman 100

Hour Of The Wolf


1968, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 90 min. With Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 24th 2:00pm
  • Sat, Aug 25th 3:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 29th 6:00pm

"If we allow the images to slip past the gates of logic and enter the deeper levels of our mind, and if we accept Bergman's horror story instead of questioning it, HOUR OF THE WOLF works magnificently." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

HOUR OF THE WOLF is Bergman's trippiest film, filled with surreal visions and creepy/campy horror-film imagery. It can been as his riff on Fellini's 8½ - a portrait of the put-upon artist consumed by visions and cannibalistic admirers. Accompanied by his worried wife Alma (Ullmann), stressed-out painter Johan Borg (Von Sydow) comes to a remote island in search of peace, but his imagination is invaded by nightmarish monsters that leave him afraid to fall asleep before dawn. A sinister baron invites Johan to a castle peopled with grotesque and decadent guests, where his faltering grip on reality is dissolved by a series of humiliating and horrific experiences. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first Ingmar Bergman film on any applicable Saturday in July, August, or September, and get a ticket for the second Bergman film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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