Film Series : Bergman 100

The Magician

Ansiktet / The Face

1958, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 100 min. With Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 11th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Aug 13th 6:00pm

"One of Bergman's most tightly structured and frightening films." - Don Druker, Chicago Reader

THE MAGICIAN is a major, rarely screened work from the height of Bergman's golden period, combining the atmospheric mysticism of THE SEVENTH SEAL with the risqué comedy of SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT. A predecessor of THE PRESTIGE and THE ILLUSIONIST, it stars Max von Sydow as a 19th-century magician whose traveling troupe is detained by officials determined to expose them as charlatans. But the illusionist has a few tricks up his sleeve, and one of his assistants has his eye on a lusty widow. 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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