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19–30 JUNE 2019
  • Director

    Ingmar Bergman

  • Starring

    Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Max von Sydow

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  • Language

    Swedish, Latin

  • Director of Photography: Gunnar Fischer

  • Editor: Lennart Wallén

  • Produced by: Allan Ekelund

  • Music: Erik Nordgren

  • Screenplay by: Ingmar Bergman

  • Production Designer: P.A. Lundgren

  • Sound Production: Lennart Wallin, Aaby Wedin

Director Bio

Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman (1918–2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio. He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote. He also directed over 170 plays. His renowned works include The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966) and Fanny and Alexander (1982).

The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet)

Part of the European Classics Strand


Ingmar Bergman’s acclaimed masterpiece is a powerful medieval morality play that centres on a meeting between Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), a knight returning from the Crusades, and Death (Bengt Ekerot, white faced and dressed entirely in black). They meet on a stark beach, where Antonius tricks Death into playing a game of chess. Within the film’s famously long takes and gravitas, there are also moments of playful lustiness and even humour. A haunting, philosophical film – artistic cinema at its very best. 

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