Next film:
Previous film:

Hour of the Wolf

(Vargtimmen)
Sweden 1968. Dir: Ingmar Bergman. 90 min. DCP

Bergman followed up the masterful “modernist horror” of Persona with a horror film proper. Shot on the director’s favourite island of Fårö, and originally titled “The Cannibals,” Hour of the Wolf is a harrowing, hallucinatory account of an artist’s descent into madness. Max von Sydow is Johan, a tormented painter overwhelmed by his creative demons. Liv Ullmann is Alma, the loving wife powerless to prevent his decline. An invitation to dinner at a nearby castle turns into a macabre night of terror — rendered with some of Bergman’s (and cameraman Sven Nykvist’s) most startling images. The film’s wealth of references and allusions include Hitchcock, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Tod Browning’s Dracula, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. David Lynch was an admirer. “Brilliant ... A dazzling flow of surrealism, Expressionism, and full-blooded Gothic horror” (Tom Milne, Time Out).


PERSONS UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
ANNUAL $3 MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED FOR THOSE 18+

 

 

REVIEWS

“One of the most sinisterly beautiful black-and-white horror films you will ever see … A must for fans of horror and of Bergman.”

Empire | full review

“Bergman works where people's nightmares converge … Unthinkable for anyone seriously interested in movies not to see it.”

New York Times | full review

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Bergman Triple Bill – Sunday, July 8
The Rite + Hour of the Wolf + The Shame
Triple Bill Price: $24 Adults / $22 Students & Seniors
Regular single and double bill prices otherwise in effect.
Annual $3 membership required.

Purchase tickets to the Bergman Triple Bill here