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En passion (VOSTA)
Main projection room
September 13th, 2022
101 min
Unknown Bergman

There is no end to the exploration of Ingmar Bergman's imposing work. This cycle, marking the recent revival of Cinematograph AB, the production company founded by the filmmaker, offers a selection of films that have rarely (if ever) been shown in Quebec theaters. This selection, which includes shorts, documentaries, a made-for-TV movie inspired by the making of Victor Sjöström's The Phantom Carriage, a feature-length version and a TV version of Face to Face, as well as a restoration of The Touch, allows us to consider new aspects of Bergman's work, just fifteen years after his death. Two films about the filmmaker's body of work and two of his masterpieces complete the cycle.

The Passion of Anna
Directed by
Ingmar Bergman
Swedish with English subtitles
Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Erland Josephson
101 min

Andréas Winkelman lives alone on the island of Fårö, isolated from the world. One day, Anna, a young widow, asks him if she can use his phone. Andréas, who is pretending to go out, listens to her burst into tears in a disturbing discussion... When she leaves, she forgets her bag. When he brings it back to her, he meets the couple who is hosting her, with whom he sympathizes. What follows is an emotional and loving medley involving these four lost and disillusioned people... and the ghosts of an unresolved past.

The Passion of Anna

Ingmar Bergman

Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish film director, screenwriter, producer and playwright. Widely considered one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Bergman's films are known as "profoundly personal meditations into the myriad struggles facing the psyche and the soul.


Tout est précis, adéquat. La seule vie que rendent ses moyens techniques est celle des gestes et des visages qu’ils enregistrent et scrutent d’une façon si exacte, si adaptée, qu’on oublie totalement leur mécanique parfaite pour ne plus que regarder. Cette vision deviendra le regard même du spectateur. Plus de trucs, de mouvement surprise ou à suspense extérieur. Rien qu’une curiosité prise à son propre jeu et assumant la vie même des visages et des gestes qu’elle scrute.
Jos Burvenich
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About Ingmar Bergman
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