Film Series : Bergman 100

Winter Light


1963, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden, 81 min. With Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 4th 4:45pm
  • Mon, Aug 6th 6:00pm

"His greatest film... Like the pastor, Bergman was concerned with looking the terrible truth full in the face." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

The second film in Bergman's unofficial trilogy is very much a response to THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, countering that film's vision of God as love with a more unflinching confrontation of the notion of God's silence. This is the film in which pastor's son Bergman grapples most directly with questions of faith, as seen through the struggles of a rural priest (Björnstrand) tormented by doubt and ineffectuality as he ministers to his dwindling flock, rejecting the love unconditionally offered to him by a parishioner (Thulin) more devoted to him than to his God. WINTER LIGHT is one of Bergman's most distilled and intense films, the action taking place within a few hours, the crystalline, austerely radiant cinematography an embodiment of the film's title. 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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