The Seventh Seal

Tuesday, September 26
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1hr 36mins // directed by:Ingmar Bergman // featuring:Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot

One of the most studied and influential classics of world cinema, this standout film from Ingmar Bergman (Wild Strawberries, Persona) established him as a world-class auteur and forever changed the way we interact with the language of cinema.

In one of his earliest film appearences, Max von Sydow (Hour of the Wolf, The Exorcist) gives the performance of a lifetime as this war-weary crusader returning home from ten years in battle, only to find his homeland decimated by the plague. With its beautifully integrated symbolism, breathtaking cinematography, and memorable set pieces, The Seventh Seal is the hugely influential meditation on the meaning of life in the face of darkness.