SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 11:30 AM
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 7 PM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 9 PM.
NO SHOW THURSDAY.
“Max von Sydow and Gunnar Björnstrand are the ascetic Crusader knight and his cynical squire who return from the wars after 10 years to find their country ravaged with plague and the population panicking about the coming apocalypse. The knight is confronted by the cowled figure of Death, who agrees to a game of chess, and lets the knight stay alive for as long as he can stave off checkmate. It’s an inspired conceit, a seriocomic masterpiece on its own, which Bergman carries off with absolute conviction.” (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)
1957 Ingmar Bergman. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 96 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.