Saturday, October 6

Repertory Series ArchiveIngmar Bergman 100

The Virgin Spring

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Double Feature with THE SEVENTH SEAL (1:00, 5:15, 9:30))

(1960) dir Ingmar Bergman w/Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Birgitta Pettersson, Axel Düberg, Tor Isedal [89 min; DCP]
THE VIRGIN SPRING is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring frequent Bergman collaborator and screen icon Max von Sydow, the film is both beautiful and cruel in its depiction of a world teetering between paganism and Christianity, and of one father’s need to avenge the death of a child.

Not only did THE VIRGIN SPRING go on to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (accepted by the Brattle’s own Cyrus J. Harvey, Jr.!) but its gut-wrenching plot even inspired Wes Craven’s notorious shocker The Last House on the Left.

“The master guides us through this heartbreaking tale with a delicate hand and a gorgeous, poetic touch. It’s actually one of his simplest and most moving works — a film to be savored and pondered.” – Combustible Celluloid

“Ingmar Bergman and writer Ulla Isaksson have created a powerful examination of Old Testament ire coupled with New Testament redemption, as well as a penetrating examination of the manner in which faith can alternately confound and comfort those seeking spiritual guidance.” – Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing


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