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Title:
Winter light
Author:
Sydow, Max von, 1929-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : The Criterion Collection, 2003.

©1962
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Standard version.

Special features: new high-definition transfer, with restored image and sound; exploring the film: video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie; essay by Peter Cowie; original U.S. theatrical trailer; optional English-dubbed soundtrack; new and improved English subtitle translation.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Swedish
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780780027039
UPC:
037429181720
Format :
DVD

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The Winter Light is the second in a trilogy of dramas by acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman that explores religious faith and doubts in a visceral, visual, and provocative manner. The first, Through a Glass Darkly, was an international success and heralded this new phase in the director's career. This compelling drama is set within a three-hour period on a Sunday afternoon in November, and begins when the local pastor, Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Bjornstrand), is finishing his sermon. As of late, Pastor Ericsson has watched his congregation dwindle to a minimal level. Among the remaining parishioners is Marta (Ingrid Thulin) a plain-looking schoolteacher who has long been in love with the pastor. Meanwhile, fisherman Jonas (Max von Sydow) is anxiety-ridden over the nuclear power of the Communist Chinese, but Pastor Ericsson cannot help him, saddled with some overwhelming spiritual dilemmas of his own. As Ericsson struggles with his demons and faces Marta's unwanted (and to him, repugnant) romantic attentions, some hints of the qualities of God begin to surface. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi