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Shame and Hour of the Wolf


Shame, image courtesy of Janus Films.
Shame, image courtesy of Janus Films.
Hour of the Wolf, image courtesy of Janus Films.
Hour of the Wolf, image courtesy of Janus Films.
Hour of the Wolf

(Skammen, Ingmar Bergman, 1968)

(Vargtimmen, Ingmar Bergman, 1968)


Thu, July 26, 2018 7 PM
Thu, July 26, 2018 8:45 PM

"Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream....One of Bergman's greatest films, this is one of the least known."—Pauline Kael on Shame

In Shame, Bergman’s scathing response to the escalation of the Vietnam conflict, Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann star as musicians living in quiet retreat on a remote island farm. Despite their idyllic isolation, the civil war that drove them from the city soon catches up with them. Sven Nykvist’s handheld camera work captures their uncomfortable moral choices and the chaos and confusion of military struggle in some of the greatest scenes of Bergman’s career. With Gunnar Björnstrand. (103 mins., 35mm)

In Hour of the Wolf, Max von Sydow stars as a haunted painter living in voluntary exile with his wife (Liv Ullmann). When the couple is invited to a nearby castle for dinner, things start to go wrong with a vengeance as a coven of sinister aristocrats hastens the artist’s psychological deterioration. Charged with a nightmarish power rare in the Bergman canon, this gripping film employs dreamlike effects that brilliantly underscore the tale’s horrific elements. The Hour of the Wolf was voted one of the 50 greatest films of all time in a British Film Institute poll of over 300 filmmakers. With Erland Josephson and Ingrid Thulin. (88 mins., 35mm)

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