January 16: Winter Light

Thursday, January 16 2020 | Nattvardsgästerna aka Winter Light Sweden 1963 d. Ingmar Bergman with Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Gunnel Lindblom, Allan Edwall and Olof Thunberg. Black and white. In Swedish with English subtitles. 81 m

“Like Quattrocento Italian painting, Ming porcelain, or the late quartets of Beethoven, Ingmar Bergman’s “chamber” films are an acquired taste. Winter Light represents the Swedish director’s most concentrated inquiry into the significance of religion, and of Lutheranism specifically. Does it, can it, have any relevance in a world where—at least in 1962—the nuclear threat hangs indiscriminately over mankind? Or where one individual cannot show compassion to his lover?” Peter Cowie

Links: IMDB Wikipedia Ingmar Bergman Foundation

See Also: Såsom i en spegel aka Through A Glass Darkly (Bergman, 1961), Tystnaden aka The Silence (Bergman, 1963)

Series: Winter 2020 :: Bergman 60s