Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)

Absolute stone cold masterpiece. Everything is remarkable - performances, photography, lighting, editing, pacing. Sure it's bleak, but it's not without lightness of touch (of a kind!) and even a little bit of humour. The only thing I wondered about was how much the pastor's misogyny could be separated from Bergman's own, but Bergman himself probably didn't know that. I expect there are books on it - and trying to decide is as good an excuse as any to watch it again.

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