The Winter Light

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The Winter Light ★★★½ Nattvardsgaesterna 1962

The second film in Bergman's famous trilogy on the silence of God, preceded by “Through a Glass Darkly” and followed by “The Silence.” Bleak and disturbing view of a tortured priest who searches for the faith and guidance he is unable to give his congregation. Hard to swallow for neophyte Bergmanites, but challenging, deeply serious and rewarding for those accustomed to the Swede's angst. Polished and personal. In Swedish with English subtitles. 80m/B VHS, DVD . SW Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin, Max von Sydow; D: Ingmar Bergman; W: Ingmar Bergman; C: Sven Nykvist.