Transgressive and frightening – a gothic nightmare of a shattered psyche.
Hallucinations become gruesome reality for an artist (Max Von Sydow) and his pregnant wife (Liv Ullman) living in near seclusion on an island. An invitation to a bizarre dinner hastens the demise of a fragile mind. Paranoia and insomnia create a vision more vivid than an artist’s sketch – a daring meditation on art, creation, and audience from Bergman, at his most daring.
About this series:
This year marks the centennial of the great writer/director Ingmar Bergman. We will present two selections of his work, one in summer and one in fall. This, the first of the two series, focuses on characters in crises both godly and man-made as seen through the lens of Bergman, perhaps the filmmaker most able to express this “Darkness.”