The Seventh Seal - as part of BEFORE I DIE ABQ fest!

Oct 21 to Oct 22
Saturday and Sunday 2pm ONLY!

Ingmar Bergman - 1957 - 96m - No Matinees - Sweden - in Swedish with English subtitles


Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing.

“Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous, times.” - Wally Hammond, Time Out

“Film has superior technical narrative, impressive lensing and thesping.” - Variety

“90 minutes of iconic imagery, some deep questions and a surprising amount of humor. This is Art with a capital A, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaining at the same time, which only makes its artistry even greater.” - Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs

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