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Through a Glass Darkly

Cast

Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård View All


Crew

Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay), Ingmar Bergman (Director) View All

Release: Jun. 6th, 1961
Runtime: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin, cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger brother, Minus, is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David, cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.
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mark f
Harriet Andersson goes through staggering emotional range in this powerful film, beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist.
Iroquois
It is also considered part of Bergman's unofficially thematic trilogy about God's silence, which is probably due to how the mental issues affecting Bjrnstrand's daughter (Harriet Andersson) manifest themselves as hallucinations regarding God's potential existence on a plane understandable to human b....
Diehl40
In this film Bergman tells the story of a father, his daughter and son, and the daughter's husband, isolated on a remote island for a summer vacation.


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