Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective - The Magician

Born a hundred years ago in Uppsala, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman’s passion for observation, storytelling and introspection led him to work tirelessly in many different art forms, right up until his death in 2007 at age 89. Theatre, television, radio and opera all fascinated Bergman, but it was the nearly 50 feature films that he wrote and directed between 1946 and 2003 that will remain not only Bergman’s personal legacy, but also exist as undeniable proof that cinema’s power to touch the human soul is at least equal to that of any art form that has ever existed. Throughout 2018, the DFT will present a selection of Bergman’s masterworks in restored versions, taking their place where they’ve always belonged – on the theatre screen. 

April 21. The Magician - The Magician is a brilliantly conceived tale of deception from one of the cinema's supreme illusionists. Max Von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test by the eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergérus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits filled with gorgeously atmospheric shadows and—in every sense—smoke and mirrors.

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