Light in Winter

Light in Winter

           Light in Winter
               Genre: Drama
               Religion, suicide, Sweden, church, faith, pastor, worship
  As a centerpiece of his by Ingmar Bergman himself thus described chamber play trilogy between As in a Mirror / Såsom i en spegel (1961) and The Silence / Tystnaden (1963) located the light is in the winter of 1962 a purist produced drama about existential questions of faith dar. The fundamental Christian virtues of faith, love and hope fade pessimistic here in the empty rural churches and the doubts of a pastor, the same quarrels with God as to his fate. There are only a few believers who have gathered to worship the small community Mittsund this Sunday in the winter. Pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björn beach celebrates) the fair with a cool, almost indifferent acting routine in which it is already clear his considerable distance to the faith. After his wife died a few years ago and the temporary separation from his lover, the teacher Marta Lundberg (Ingrid Thulin), Ericsson has withdrawn himself into a rigid loneliness, and his duties as a clergyman he done with callous habit. After the service it to the fisherman Jonas Persson (Max looks von Sydow) and his wife Karin (Gunnel Lindblom), which asks him with her since a message about the growing nuclear threat in lethargy, sunken man talking to lead. appointment as pastor challenged the pastor in spite of his cold and grueling Märtas approximations of pages, which has given him a long letter, for later with the fisherman who wears apparently with suicidal intent. But during the conversation the two men, there is a sudden Ericsson, who complains to the desperate fishermen still be suffering … He has lost his faith, given the horrors of war and death, for the love he is no longer available and hope he can no longer donate to: Even if he in fact personally and professionally is completely at the end, considers the often self-pitying acting pastor Ericsson maintained its function of iron. With great detail to give director Ingmar Bergman and cinematographer Sven Nykvist, the representation of religious celebration, which despite initial cold at the end of the air clings to a consolation. Despite all the gloomy resignation, the light dominates in winter, the Original Nattvardsgästerna as much as “communicants” means can be interpreted in particular the simple, yet haunting conclusion than turning to the mystical moments of Christianity – including and perhaps especially when the current theological discourse regarding unresolved questions of faith fail. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Light in Winter Original Title: Nattvardsgästerna Country of production: Sweden Production year: 1962 Length: 78 (Min.) Published at: format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German, Swedish EAN: 4006680054254 Extras: biography of Ingmar Bergman, production notes. The DVD appears to date under the “Ingmar Bergman Edition 2″.

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