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Nattvardsgästerna (1963)

Sweden 81m, B&W
Director: Ingmar Bergman; Cast: Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin, Max von Sydow, Gunnel Lindblom

winter lightWinter Light is the story of Tomas Ericsson, a distressed Christian minister in charge of a shrinking rural congregation who is suffering a deep crisis within his own faith which has led to nearly unbearable feelings of isolation. The film’s intensely personal plot includes Marta, the town’s schoolteacher whose unrequited love for Tomas fuels her own sense of loneliness. Bergman’s existential message in Nattvardsgästerna is perfectly expressed in the film’s stark setting and his spartan style (Klaus Ming April 2016).

2 comments on “Nattvardsgästerna (1963)

  1. Chris, a librarian

    I’d also recommend The Silence, Bergman’s third film of this existential trilogy that began with Through a Glass Darkly and Winter Light, but is missing from the 1001 book.

    • Klaus

      At this point, I think that I appreciate more than enjoy Bergman’s films 🙂 I need to see more.

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