The second in a trilogy of Bergman films on religious faith, Winter Light takes place one stark afternoon in a Swedish village where Tomas Ericsson, a widowed pastor (Gunnar Björnstrand) struggles to preside over his dwindling congregation.
Enduring his own crisis of spirituality, Ericsson is unable to offer solace to a local fisherman (Max von Sydow) suffering a debilitating fear of nuclear attack. After reading a beseeching letter from a local schoolteacher (Ingrid Thulin) he has been involved with – delivered in the form of a staggering 6-minute direct to-camera address – he shuns her advances only to find comfort later in the performance of rituals that have become nothing more than routine.
Screening as part of the As Above So Below season with the IFI and IMMA – May 6th to 31st. More info here.
IMMA Members can avail of the IFI Members’ admission price for this event. This rate is ONLY available in person or over the phone with the IFI Box Office.
Present your IFI cinema ticket from any of the IFI & IMMA: As Above, So Below season screenings at the IMMA Box Office and receive a 2 for 1 entry to the ‘As Above, So Below’ exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
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