Film Series : Bergman 100

The Silence


1963, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 96 min. With Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 10th 4:30pm
  • Sat, Aug 11th 3:15pm
  • Wed, Aug 15th 6:00pm

"Crucial to his oeuvre and to the history of cinema…It's the film in which Bergman exposed a deep and decisive artistic fault line in his own work and, in the process, made much of the tremors it unleashed." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

The final film in Bergman's trilogy, THE SILENCE aroused a censorship controversy for its treatment of such themes as incest, lesbianism, and masturbation. A voluptuous mother (Lindblom), her 10-year-old son, and her ailing older sister (Thulin) stop over in an unidentified foreign country (its indecipherable language was invented by Bergman) whose streets are filled with soldiers and patrolled by tanks. Each of the characters seeks contact - the mother with a man picked up in a bar, the son with a troupe of midgets, the sister with a silent God. In Swedish with English subtitles. New DCP digital restoration of the original version that was censored for the film's original U.S. release. (BS)

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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