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Thirst (Ingmar Bergman 100)

SATURDAY, JULY 7 11:30 AM, MONDAY, JULY 9 7 PM, THURSDAY, JULY 12 9 PM. “Made right after the dissolution of Bergman’s own second marriage, Thirst is an often dazzling tirade against the institution of matrimony. The principal couple, Bertil and Ruth, travel home by train to Sweden from Switzerland, at each other’s throats the whole way. Meanwhile, in Stockholm, Bertil’s former lover, Viola (Birgit Tengroth, who also wrote the stories on which the film is based), tries to evade the predatory advances of her psychiatrist, and then of a ballet dancer who was once a friend of Ruth’s….” (Janus Films) 1949 Ingmar Bergman 1.33:1 B&W DCP 84 min. In Swedish with English subtitles.