Through a Glass Darkly

Friday, October 8 - Sunday, October 17, 2021

While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin’s harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence.

Preceded by the short BERGMAN’S GHOSTS (2021, Gabe Klinger, 4 min), a meditation on Fårö featuring Mia Hansen-Løve and the island’s noted “Bergman Safari” tour, shot during the production of Bergman Island. (Oct 8-14 only).

Screening in the series Fårö and Other Edens: Films by Ingmar Bergman and Mia Hansen-Løve (Oct 8-14) and in Weekend Classics: Bergman on Fårö (Oct 15-17).

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  • Country Sweden
  • Language In Swedish with English subtitles
  • Year 1961
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Ingmar Bergman
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil