Konangal will be presenting it's first retrospective of films by masters on 11th February. The master chosen for our first retrospective is Ingmar Bergman and his three all time classics Seventh Seal, The Hour Of The Wolf and Cries and Whispers will be screened during this retrospective.
' Making films is my justification for existing. If I start playing fast and loose with ethics, I'll lose my inherent value as a human being, everything that gives me the feeling I've a right to make films. And this is why I must never forget that each film may be my last. '
Bergman on Bergman (1968)
The Swedish master has directed nearly 62 films and TV serials. He retired from film making in 1984 and drama and Tv seriels in 2003 at the age of 83 .
'I came out of that movie house reeling like a drunkard, drugged speechless, with the film rushing through my bloodstream, pumping and thudding. '
Gunnel Lindblom, star of The Silence, describing
her first experience of a Bergman film in 1949
Cries and Whispers (1972): Ingmar Bergman's dream play is set in a manor house at the turn of the century where a spinster in her late 30s (Harriet Andersson) is dying. Her two sisters (Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann) have come to attend her, and they watch and wait, along with a peasant servant (Kari Sylwan). The movie is built out of a series of emotionally charged images that express inner stress, and Bergman handles them with the fluidity of a master. Superbly photographed by Sven Nykvist in a style suggesting Edvard Munch, and with blood-red backgrounds, the film is smooth and hypnotic; it has oracular power and the pull of a dream. Run time - 106 minutes. Language - Swedish . Subtitles - English
The Hour Of The Wolf ( 1968 ) : A brilliant Gothic fantasy about an artist who has disappeared, leaving only a diary; and through that diary we move into flashback to observe a classic case history of the Bergman hero haunted by darkness, demons and the creatures of his imagination until he is destroyed by them. The tentacular growth of this obsession is handled with typical virtuosity in a dazzling flow of surrealism and full-blooded Gothic horror
Run time - 90 minutes. Language - Swedish . Subtitles - English
The Seventh Seal (1957) : Ingmar Bergman's medieval morality play about man in search of the meaning of life is set in 14th-century
Retrospective screenings will be at
KASTHURI SREENIVASAN CULTURE CENTRE, AVANASHI ROAD, (NEAR ARVIND EYE HOSPITAL) COIMBATORE -641014; PHONE: 2574110.
Timings : Morning 9.30 AM to Evening 6.30 PM with one hour lunch break.
We request all to be in your seats in the auditorium by 9.30 am. The program will start at 9. 45 am . For More details please call 94430 39630 .