Past Film/Video | Series & Festivals

The Touch

(Beröringen, Ingmar Bergman, 1971)

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“Bergman’s forgotten masterpiece.”—Senses of Cinema

In addition to being his first English-language film, Bergman also called The Touch his first real love story. This emotionally complex, sensitively performed film begins when a chance encounter between a seemingly contented housewife (Bibi Andersson) and an intense American archaeologist (Elliott Gould) leads to a torrid and tempestuous affair, one that threatens her marriage to a respected local surgeon (Max von Sydow). While Gould might seem an unlikely choice for a Bergman film, his turn in this rarely screened, underappreciated drama remains one of the actor’s favorite performances. (115 mins., DCP)

A woman and a man standing by a wall.

The Touch, image courtesy of Janus Films.

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Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

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Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

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The Touch