The Ingmar Bergman Trilogy (DVD) Description:

The Ingmar Bergman In 1960 Swedish director Ingmar Bergman began work on three of his most powerful and representative films eventually presented as a trilogy. Already a figure of international acclaim for such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal and The Magician Bergman turned his back on the expressionism of his fifties work to focus on a series of chamber dramas exploring belief and alienation in the modern age. Collaborating with the distinguished cinematographer Sven Nykvist and eliciting searing performances from his refined cast of regulars—Harriet Andersson Gunnar Björnstrand Gunnel Lindblom Ingrid Thulin and Max Von Sydow among them—Bergman unleashed Through a Glass Darkly Winter Light and The Silence in rapid succession exposing moviegoers worldwide to a new level of intellectual and emotional intensity. Drawing on Bergmans own upbringing and ongoing spiritual crises the films of the trilogy examine the necessity of religion and question the promise of faith. The Ingmar Bergman Trilogy (DVD)