The Janus Films of Ingmar Bergman Collection

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15 videos in this collection

The Seventh Seal
Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of…
Persona
By the midsixties, Ingmar Bergman had already conjured many of the cinema's most unforgettable images. But with the radical Persona, this supreme artist attained new levels of visual poetry. In…
Wild Strawberries
Traveling to accept an honorary degree, Professor Isak Borg--masterfully played by veteran director Victor Sjostrom--is forced to face his past, come to terms with his faults, and make peace with…
The Virgin Spring
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ingmar Bergman's The Virgin Spring is a harrowing tale of faith, revenge, and savagery in medieval Sweden. Starring frequent Bergman…
The Silence
Two sisters--the sickly, intellectual Ester (Ingrid Thulin) and the sensual, pragmatic Anna (Gunnel Lindblom)--travel by train with Anna's young son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) to a foreign country seemingly on the…
Through a Glass Darkly
While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own…
Winter Light
"God, why did you desert me?" With Winter Light, master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town…
Smiles of a Summer Night
After fifteen films that received mostly local acclaim, the 1955 comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (Sommarnattens leende) at last ushered in an international audience for Ingmar Bergman. In turn-of-the-century…
Summer With Monika
Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging…
The Magician
Ingmar Bergman's The Magician (Ansiktet) is an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of deceit from one of cinema's premier illusionists. Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist…
Devil's Eye
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce…
Sawdust and Tinsel
Ingmar Bergman presents the battle of the sexes as a ramshackle, grotesque carnival in Sawdust and Tinsel, one of the late master's most vivid early works. The story of the…
Summer Interlude
Touching on many of the themes that would define the rest of his legendary career--isolation, performance, the inescapability of the past--Ingmar Bergman's tenth film was a gentle drift toward true…
A Lesson in Love
After 15 years of marriage, David and Marianne have grown apart. David has had an affair with a patient of his and Marianne has got herself involved with her former…
All These Women
The pretentious critic Cornelius is writing a biography on a famous cellist and to do some research he goes to stay in his house for a few days. He doesn't…

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I Am Curious
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1001 Grams
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A Woman's Face
In one of the most challenging roles of her early career in Sweden, Ingrid Bergman plays Anna Holm, whose bitterness over her facial disfigurement leads her to become a blackmailer. However, when one of her victims turns out to be married to a renowned plastic surgeon, Anna is given the…
I Am Yours
Mina is a young single mother in Oslo, juggling 6 year old Felix's upbringing and her troublesome relationship with her traditional Pakistani family that doesn't approve of her life choices. Constantly looking for love in all the wrong places, Mina falls in and out of relationships with a string of…
Princess
The 32-year-old clergyman August returns home from years of missionary work abroad because of the death of his sister Christina, who - after going from greatness to the gutter as the famous porno star "The Princess" - has finally died of drug abuse. She has left her five-year-old daughter Mia…
Michael
Based upon Herman Bang's 1902 novel, Dreyer's Michael refashions the classical Greek myth of Jupiter and Ganymede into a love triangle between an aging artist, Zoret (director Benjamin Christensen), his protagonist Michael (Walter Slezak, later to play the Nazi villain in Hitchcock's Lifeboat) and Princess Zamikoff (Nora Gregor, Rules of…
Winter Light
"God, why did you desert me?" With Winter Light, master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Bjornstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. When he is asked to assist with…
Teddy Bear
The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a trip to Pattaya, as it…
Through a Glass Darkly
While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Bjornstrand), along with Karin's husband (Max von…
Devil's Eye
The devil has a stye in his eye, caused by the purity of a vicar's daughter. To get rid of it, he sends Don Juan up from hell to seduce the 20 year old Britt-Marie and to rob her of her virginity and her belief in love. She however can…
Sawdust and Tinsel
Ingmar Bergman presents the battle of the sexes as a ramshackle, grotesque carnival in Sawdust and Tinsel, one of the late master's most vivid early works. The story of the charged relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner (Ake Gronberg) and his performer girlfriend (Harriet Andersson), the film features dreamlike…