Film Series : Bergman 100

The Touch

1971, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden/USA, 115 min. With Bibi Andersson, Elliott Gould, Max von Sydow.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 22nd 5:00pm
  • Wed, Sep 26th 7:45pm

"Bergman's most misunderstood masterwork" - Geoff Andrew, Sight and Sound

Poorly received in its initial release, Bergman's first English-language film was recently restored and rereleased in Britain to widespread acclaim. In some ways, it could be considered a warm-up for SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, subjecting a love affair to the same unflinching scrutiny that would be applied to marriage in the later film. Karin (Andersson) is happily married with two children; David (Gould) is an American archaeologist working on a nearby church. He falls in love with her at first sight; she rejects his awkward advance, then reconsiders. Gould delivers a brave, vanity-free effort as the insecure, often boorish David, but the film belongs to Andersson, who gives perhaps the greatest of her many great Bergman performances, illuminating the interior process that launches this contented housewife on a seemingly irrational voyage of self-exploration. In English and 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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