A Film Trilogy  by Ingmar Bergman

A Film Trilogy
by Ingmar Bergman

 
A Film Trilogy  by Ingmar Bergman (Criterion DVD)

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Box Set Info

  • Spine #208

At the beginning of the 1960s, renowned film director Ingmar Bergman began work on what were to become some of his most powerful and representative works—the Trilogy. Already a figure of tremendous international acclaim for such masterworks as The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, and The Virgin Spring, Bergman turned his back on the abundant symbolism and exotic imagery of his ‘50s work to focus on a series of impacted, emotionally explosive chamber dramas examining faith and alienation in the modern age. Utilizing a new cameraman—the incomparable Sven Nykvist—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence in rapid succession, exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Each film employs minimal dialogue, eerily isolated settings, and searing performances from such Bergman regulars as Max von Sydow, Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Ingrid Thulin, and Gunnel Lindblom in their evocation of a desperate world confronted with God’s desertion. Drawing on Bergman’s own severely religious upbringing and ensuing spiritual crisis, the films in the Trilogy are deeply personal, challenging, and enriching works that exhibit the filmmaker’s peerless formal mastery and fierce intelligence. The Criterion Collection is proud to present A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, and The Silence.

Collector’s Set Includes

Through a Glass Darkly box cover

Through a Glass Darkly

Ingmar Bergman 1961

Winner of the 1962 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman’s 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.


Winter Light box cover

Winter Light

Ingmar Bergman 1962

In Ingmar Bergman’s stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. Winter Light is beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist.


The Silence box cover

The Silence

Ingmar Bergman 1963

Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day, Ingmar Bergman’s The Silence follows two sisters as they travel by train with Anna’s young son to a foreign country seemingly on the brink of war.


Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie box cover

Ingmar Bergman Makes a Movie

Vilgot Sjöman 1962

Vilgot Sjöman’s five-part television documentary on the making of Bergman’s 1961 Winter Light includes views of Bergman’s creative process and intimate conversations with the great director and members of his cast and crew.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfers of the trilogy films
  • Exploring the film: New video discussions with Bergman biographer Peter Cowie (Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography) focusing on the trilogy, the director’s inspiration, actors, cinematic style, and religious confrontations
  • Essays by film scholars Peter Matthews, Peter Cowie, and Leo Braudy, plus a new statement from director Vilgot Sjöman
  • Poster gallery for the films of the trilogy
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Optional English-dubbed soundtracks
  • New English subtitle translations
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer editions

    New covers by Eric Skillman