Through a Glass Darkly
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A writer (Björnstrand) joins his daughter, son and son-in-law on holiday, and tensions soon arise.
Dir Ingmar Bergman
With Harriet Andersson, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand
A writer (Björnstrand) joins his daughter, son and son-in-law on holiday; within hours, petty disappointments yield to a more serious crisis. In this piercing study of familial tensions, mental turmoil and hapless love – notable for its taut, pacy narrative and superb performances (Andersson is especially impressive) – Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist use the summer light and remote island setting (Fårö) to brilliantly evocative effect.
There will be a free Future Film Recommends post-screening discussion for 16 to 25-year-olds after the Tuesday 23 January 18:10 screening.