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Ingmar Bergman & the Silence of God

In our conversation about March’s Movie of the Month, 1957’s The Seventh Seal, James pointed out that the film’s central struggle with faith in God & acceptance of death would over time become a recurring theme for its director, Ingmar Bergman. 1,675 more words

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Hard to Be a God (German 2013)

Hard to Be a God takes the bare armature of Boris and Arkady Strugatsky’s 1964 novel of the same name – human observers embedded among the population of an alien world, which resembles the terrestrial middle ages and in which the first traces of a Renaissance are being brutally expunged – and does something remarkable with it. 648 more words


Cannes 2015 Poster Honors Ingrid Bergman

There is perhaps no other film festival in the world whose annual poster is so anticipated, dissected and collected as the Cannes Film Festival. After  91 more words


The Ingmar Bergman Appreciation Society

Thinking back

I still recall the true despair

The solid black depression

I didn’t realise at the time

But I was an honourable member

Of the Ingmar Bergman Appreciation Society… 42 more words


Wild Strawberries [subtitled]

It’s funny, before I saw The Virgin Spring—my first Ingmar Bergman film—my expectations were not very high. Based on his reputation, I figured however good quality it was in some respects, it would surely be incomprehensibly artsy and symbolic, which is the kind of movie I typically can’t appreciate. 1,097 more words