SESSION: Sunday 3rd December at 2pm

The Virgin Spring

(1960, dir. Ingmar Bergman, w/ Max von Sydow, Birgitta Valberg, Gunnel Lindblom)

Set in creepy 14th century Sweden, it is the sombre, powerful fable of wealthy land-owning parents whose daughter, a young virgin, is brutally raped and murdered by goat herders after her half sister has invoked a pagan curse. By a bizarre twist of fate, the murderers ask for food and shelter from the dead girl's parents, who, discovering the truth about their erstwhile lodgers, exact a chilling revenge. (IMDB)

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The Silence

(1963, dir. Ingmar Bergman, w/ Ingrid Thulin, Gunnel Lindblom, Birger Malmsten)

The Silence will start at approximately 3:55pm, and finish at approximately 5:37pm.

"The Silence" is about the emotional distance between two sisters. The younger one is still attractive enough to pick up a lover in a strange city. The older one -- even though she is very ill -- would like to make a human connection also but cannot leave the hotel room. Traveling with the sisters is a small boy who escapes into the hotel, meets a troupe of dwarfs. Which sister is this little boy's mother? (IMDB)

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