“The performances: welling, unified and multidimensional, are beyond praise, as are Bergman's visual images.” - Tim Page, Washington Post

Monday, August 12, 8:15 p.m. | Though we hope you take in most of the films in Entrances and Exits as double features, we especially encourage audiences to enjoy Ingmar Bergman’s CRISIS and SARABAND back to back. Together, the duo provides a fascinating study of the evolution of Bergman’s style and focus. In CRISIS, a young woman named Nelly is living in a quiet town with her foster mother when her biological mother returns to take Nelly back to the city; in SARABAND, Bergman reunites his SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE characters Marianne and Johan, re-examining their turbulent relationship 30 years after their divorce. CRISIS marks the beginning of Bergman’s career-long exploration of intimate relationships, with SARABAND exemplifying his lifetime of accumulated mastery in depicting the complexities of the human experience. Both films, made over 50 years apart, offer rich, character-driven portraits that are quintessentially Bergman.

Related Event: CRISIS Monday, August 12, 6:00 p.m.

Awards & Nominations

Nominee - Best European Union Film, César Awards, France

Entrances and ExitsWith Entrances and Exits, we showcase the first and last films from 10 beloved filmmakers. For this series, we abide by three rules: films included must not be posthumous releases, they must be feature films, and they must be solo directorial efforts. Some of these pairings seem to speak to one another, presenting a cinematic through-line that represents a consistent voice from cinematic cradle to grave. Others represent dramatic departures, reflecting a filmmaker’s leap from emerging artist to heavyweight player. What new elements do we see when we connect these entrances and exits, and how do the bodies of work between them transform when we consider the bookends of a career? Though these filmmakers are no longer with us, they sure did leave an impression. View Entrances and Exits SeriesTickets sold individually for each film.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu