Film - Feature | November 18 | 2:45-4:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans eccentric made-for-television drama is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the directors own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, a lunatic engineer teams with another patient to create a film, a living talkie, based on their own obsessions. Soon they have a cast, a crew, and even a tour across the country. All of Bergmans great themestheology and spirituality, marriage and solitude, death and creativityare worked through in this modest late-career gem.
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