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Through a Glass Darkly

Spine #209

Aug 19, 2003

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Through a Glass Darkly

Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård
Licensor: Svensk Filmindustri

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While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), along with Karin's husband (Max von Sydow) and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the 1962 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and featuring an astonishing lead performance by Andersson, Through a Glass Darkly presents an unflinching vision of a family's near-disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God's intangible presence.

  • Exploring the film: Video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie
  • New essay by film scholar Peter Matthews
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtrack


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