• Director

    Ingmar Bergman

  • With

    Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Gunner Björnstrand

  • Sweden 1966. 83min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    15

  • English subtitles

Bergman’s masterpiece brings together, on a remote island, an actress (Ullmann) who, for reasons perhaps unclear to herself, suddenly refuses to speak any more, and the talkative nurse (Andersson) overseeing her recuperation. The relationship starts well enough, but power games ensue…. The performances are extraordinary, Sven Nykvist’s camerawork is ravishingly beautiful, and Bergman’s overall conception and execution are at once bold, mysterious and strangely lucid.

The screening on Wednesday 31 August will be introduced by Geoff Andrew, Programmer at Large.