Spend All Saint's Day with Chicago Filmmakers watching some bleak, but gorgeous cinema. Recover from your Halloween revelries in the dark with fellow cinephiles!
“God, why did you desert me?” With WINTER LIGHT, master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. When he is asked to assist with a troubled parishioner’s (Max von Sydow) debilitating fear of nuclear annihilation, Tomas is terrified to find that he can provide nothing but his own uncertainty. Beautifully photographed by Sven Nykvist, WINTER LIGHT is an unsettling look at the human craving for personal validation in a world seemingly abandoned by God. -Criterion
This film will play as part of an ongoing series (ON BACHELORHOOD), programmed and introduced by local musician, author, and cinephile Tim Kinsella. Check out the website for an essay from Tim on the film!