Film Series : Bergman 100

The Passion Of Anna

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1969, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 101 min. With Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 8th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Sep 10th 8:00pm

"Unsung Ingmar Bergman masterpiece…his filmmaking was never more alive. The performances and the staging have a risky, improvisatory edge." - Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

The original Swedish title of this intense chamber-drama is more accurately rendered as A PASSION, referring to the emotional ordeal endured by Andreas Winkelman (Von Sydow), a recluse with a criminal past whose solitude is breached by the arrival of three new neighbors: dispassionate architect Elis (Josephson), his yearning wife Eva (Andersson), and their houseguest Anna (Ullmann), recently traumatized by a terrible accident. Andreas is approached by the lonely Eva, then enters into a more long-term relationship with Anna, whose avowed commitment to the truth conceals a secret that has the power to send Andreas back into his shell. Considered the final film in a loose, Fårö-set "island trilogy" after HOUR OF THE WOLF and SHAME (with an especially explicit link to the latter), THE PASSION OF ANNA also continues the increased interest in self-reflexivity and current events (specifically, the Vietnam War) that Bergman initiated in PERSONA. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration. (MR)

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