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Through a glass darkly [videorecording (DVD)]
Through a glass darkly [videorecording (DVD)]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note (Repeatable):
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961. Special features: new high-definition transfer, with restored image and sound; exploring the film: video discussion with Ingmar Bergman biographer Peter Cowie; new essay by film scholar Peter Matthews; original U.S. theatrical trailer; optional English-dubbed soundtrack; new and improved English subtitle translation; optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition.
Ingmar Bergman's gloomy but incisive 1961 classic about a woman's descent into madness--and the inability of her family to mitigate her pain with love--is still a stunning work. Harriet Andersson plays Karin, a psychiatric patient newly released from a hospital and staying in the island home where she found some measure of security in childhood. Instead of getting on her feet, however, Karin begins disintegrating after realizing she no longer loves her physician husband (Max von Sydow) and is being rather coldly observed by her writer father (Gunnar Bjornstrand), whose distant fascination with her plight is recorded in his daily journal. Hearing voices, believing God to be a spider, and pursuing an incestuous relationship with her brother, Karin slips into an inexorable decline, objectively witnessed by those too emotionally frozen to help.
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System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby digital monaural.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
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Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[S.l.] : Criterion Collection, 2003.