Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, December 07, 2007

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Fees Apply

(Sweden—1957—directed by Ingmar Bergman)

As the Black Death wipes out much of the population of Europe, a knight (Max von Sydow), recently returned from the Crusades, is confronted by the figure of Death. In hopes of extending his life, the knight challenges Death to a game of chess; the challenge is accepted, and Bergman’s magnificent visionary masterpiece is underway. The majesty and boldness of Bergman’s The Seventh Seal has only deepened during the half-century since its creation. Visually, and in terms of the profundity and universality of the themes that it confronts – faith, death, and the very meaning of existence – The Seventh Seal remains one of the most important works of art of the twentieth century, and one of the greatest and most hauntingly unforgettable films in the history of the medium. Presented in a stunning, newly struck 35mm print. Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival. In Swedish with English subtitles. (96 min.)

“One of the great movies of all time.” -Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times