• Sweden
  • 1949
  • 84 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  •  

A couple traveling across a war-ravaged Europe. A disintegrating marriage. A ballet dancer’s scarred past. Her friend’s psychological agony. Elliptically told in flashbacks and multiple narrative threads, Ingmar Bergman’s Thirst shows people enslaved to memory and united in isolation.

Credits

DirectorIngmar Bergman
ProducerHelge Hagerman
ScreenplayHerbert Grevenius
From the short story byBirgit Tengroth
CinematographyGunnar Fischer
EditingOscar Rosander
Set designerNils Svenwall
MusicErik Nordgren

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 1: Early Bergman

By Michael Koresky March 26, 2007

Torment (1944) marked the official emergence of Ingmar Bergman onto the world cinema stage. Though directed by his renowned compatriot Alf Sjöberg, it was the twenty-four-year-old Bergman’s big . . . Read more »

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Repertory Pick: Thirst in Santa Fe

July 07, 2016

This week, as part of its annual series the Auteurs, the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is screening Ingmar Bergman’s 1949 film Thirst. Like many of the Swedish master’s . . . Read more »


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Film Essays

Eclipse Series 1: Early Bergman

By Michael Koresky March 26, 2007

Torment (1944) marked the official emergence of Ingmar Bergman onto the world cinema stage. Though directed by his renowned compatriot Alf Sjöberg, it was the twenty-four-year-old Bergman’s big . . . Read more »

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