Film Series : Spotlight: Ingmar Bergman

The Seventh Seal

Det sjunde inseglet

1957, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 95 min. With Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson

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Show Times

  • Sat, Nov 17th 5:30pm
  • Wed, Nov 21st 6:00pm

"Bergman's most accessible film...Guaranteed to thunder on the big screen." - Jonathan Crocker, Total Film

For many American filmgoers, THE SEVENTH SEAL provided the introduction to Bergman's work and helped establish his cult reputation in the U.S. Despite minimal sets and a small cast, it evokes the Fourteenth Century more effectively than many a big-budget epic. Returning from the Crusades, a hardened knight (Sydow) journeys through a countryside cruelly ravaged by plague and religious fanaticism. He meets Death face to face and challenges the Reaper to a game of chess for the ultimate stakes. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration. (BS)

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