Dream Palace

The Seventh Seal

+ intro by Mike Williams, Editor Sight & Sound

The introduction to this film will now be pre-recorded and presented before both screenings.

Det sjunde inseglet

Bergman’s powerful classic pits a knight against Death himself.

Image from The Seventh Seal + intro by Mike Williams, Editor Sight & Sound

Sweden 1957
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Bibi Andersson
96min
Digital
English subtitles
Certificate PG

A knight (von Sydow), returned from the Crusades, challenges Death to a game of chess in order to postpone his demise. Vividly recreating a medieval world tormented by plague and superstition, Bergman’s allegorical drama remains fascinating (and finally rather touching) as a study of faith in crisis. Packed with powerful images, it punctuates its bleakness with moments of pleasingly pawky humour.

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