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Winter Light (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on November 22, 2009

Hard to believe it’s been 5 years since I last watched this.  It seemed so fresh in my memory.  But I’d forgotten how well it ties the “trilogy” together, openly mocking the false words of comfort at the end of Through a Glass Darkly and making frequent reference to “God’s silence”.  This is hard to reconcile with Bergman’s later assertion that he never intended them to be thought of a trilogy.  It doesn’t really matter, though… as part of the trilogy or on its own, it’s brilliant either way.  His most pointed, direct discussion and criticism of faith.  Nykvist’s understated, stark photography and some incredible performances.  Still one of my favorites.  Rating: 10

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