Through a Glass Darkly (Såsom i en spegel)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family’s fragile ties are tested when daughter Karin (an astonishing Harriet Andersson) discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, the father (Gunnar Björnstrand), Karin’s husband (Max von Sydow), and her younger brother (Lars Passgård) are all unable to prevent Karin’s descent into the abyss of mental illness. Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, Through a Glass Darkly presents an unflinching vision of a family’s near disintegration and a tortured psyche further taunted by God’s intangible presence. 1961, Sweden, DCP, in Swedish with English subtitles, 91 minutes. Recommended for 16+.