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Film: In the Presence of a Clown

  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Berkeley, CA (map)

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Ingmar Bergman
Sweden, 1997

FEATURING

Börje Ahlstedt, Erland Josephson, Marie Richardson, Agneta Ekmanner,

Bergman’s eccentric made-for-television drama is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the director’s own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, a lunatic engineer teams with another patient to create a film, a “living talkie,” based on their own obsessions. Soon they have a cast, a crew, and even a tour across the country. All of Bergman’s great themes—theology and spirituality, marriage and solitude, death and creativity—are worked through in this modest late-career gem.

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Earlier Event: November 16
Friday Night Meditation Practice
Later Event: November 16
Compagnie Käfig: Pixel