This December, The Frida Cinema presents four film classics by acclaimed director, writer, and producer Ingmar Bergman: Wild Strawberries (December 2, 3 & 4), Persona (December 5 & 6), The Seventh Seal (December 10 & 11), and Fanny and Alexander: The Complete Version (December 12, 13 & 16).
Brimming with iconic images that defined the early days of Art House Cinema, Bergman’s The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde Inseglet) stars Max von Sydow as a disillusioned and exhausted knight who, after a decade of battling in the Crusades, encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, and even parodied, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning was one of the early benchmark foreign imports, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of movie-going.
Directed by Ingmar Bergman. 1957. 96 minutes. Not Rated. Presented in Swedish with English subtitles.
Monday, December 10 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
Tuesday, December 11 – 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm
“★★★★★. Essentially intellectual, yet emotionally stimulating, too, it is as tough — and rewarding — a screen challenge as the moviegoer has had to face this year.” – Bosley Crowther, New York Times
“★★★★★. Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous, times.” – Wally Hammond, Time Out
“★★★★. Perhaps no one film speaks more fully to the human condition than The Seventh Seal.” – Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews