Cine Club: Wednesday 5 November 2014 (7 pm)
Title: The Passion of Anna
Director: Ingmar Bergman (Sweden)
Language: Swedish (Eng S/T)
Duration: 1 hour and 39 min
Key Actors: Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson
Interesting Links about the Passion of Anna:
Trailer on YouTube: Click Here
IMDB Click Here
New York Times Click Here
Movie Guide Click Here
Wikipedia Click Here
Turner Classic Movies Click Here
Also Like Life Click Here
The Possibilities of Cinematic Expression in the Passion of Anna Click Here
The Cinematika (Bergman’s Deconstructionist Masterpiece) Click Here
Roger Ebert Click Here
Synopsis: (adapted from IMDB Click Here)
Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple also in the midst of psychological turmoil. In turn he meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. She appears zealous in her faith and steadfast in her search for truth, but gradually her delusions surface. Andreas and Anna pursue a love affair, but he is unable to overcome his feelings of deep humiliation and remains disconnected. Meanwhile, the island community is victimized by an unknown person committing acts of animal cruelty.
Written by Nancy Dowling Click Here to send an email.
Ingmar Bergman (adapted from Wikipedia Click Here)
"I write scripts to serve as skeletons awaiting the flesh and sinew of images"
Ingmar Bergman (1918 –2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer who worked in film, television, and theatre. He is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential auteurs of all time. He is most famous for films such as The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Persona (1966), Cries and Whispers (1972), and Fanny and Alexander (1982).
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. From 1953, he forged a powerful creative partnership with his full-time cinematographer Sven Nykvist. Among his company of actors were Harriet and Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in his country, and numerous films from Through a Glass Darkly (1961) onward were filmed on the island of Fårö. His work often dealt with death, illness, faith, betrayal, bleakness and insanity.
Interesting Links about Ingmar Bergman:
The Criterion Collection: People Click Here
Strictly Film School Click Here
Ingmar Bergman website Click Here
New York Times Click Here
Books and Writers Click Here