Friday, August 23, 2013

378. Sasom i en Spegel

Sasom i en Spegel
Through a Glass Darkly
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

I have been sitting in front of the computer for about fifteen minutes now, trying to figure out what to write.  On the one hand, I am not a Bergman fan and always find his films dull.  On the other hand, the acting was fantastic and the cinematography was beautiful.  On a third, mutant hand, I have a lot to do today and cannot take too long with this review.

A family visits a home in Sweden.  All seems well, except for the fact that the daughter is slowly losing her mind.  Sounds like my family visits (BAZING-just kidding, Dad).

So like I said, the acting is wonderful and I actually felt as though I was watching someone lose their mind.  Still, I have never felt riveted by anything Bergman shows me.  The movies should either be shorter or have more excitement.  We are simply not a good fit.  This would be acceptable, except I have to keep writing about them and repeating the same thing over and over again.  Did I mention the camera work is beautiful?

Glad I saw it, but I will never watch it again.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

Filmed on the island of Faro.  Even the trivia isn't that interesting.

1 comment:

  1. I guess I found this movie a little better than that. The girl may be the center of things, but it is the reactions from the me around her that are interesting. Those reactions are very pent up and deeply emotional in that quiet, desperate way that is so typical Scandinavian. I should now, this is how our family quarrels play out.