Ingmar Bergman

The Seventh Seal - In medieval Sweden a knight returns from war only to find a ravaged homeland. He meets up with a group of travelling players and eventually confronts the embodiment of death with whom he engages in a game of chess for his life. The knight and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval the plague has caused. (DVD 991)

Cries and Whispers - A story of four women’s search for spiritual peace. Agnes, a spinster who lives with her housekeeper, is dying of cancer, and is visited one last time by her two sisters. (DVD 1165)

Sawdust and Tinsel - A relationship between a turn-of-the-century traveling circus owner and his performer girlfriend suddenly changes, when they pull into the town where the owner’s wife and children live, whom he hasn’t seen in three years. (DVD 9538)

The Virgin Spring - A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father’s house, he kills them to avenge her death. (DVD 5981)

Scenes from a Marriage - Originally created as a six-part series for television, this film offers a close-up examination of a relationship as it slowly falls apart, and investigates the toll it takes on both parties. (DVD 2828)

Persona - A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic dumbness and is placed under a nurse’s care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other’s personalities. (DVD 4058)

Port of Call - A suicidal young woman living in a working-class port town unexpectedly falls for a sailor on leave. Haunted by a troubled past and held in a vice grip by her domineering mother, she hopes her new relationship might save her from self-destruction. (DVD 8265)

Through a Glass Darkly - While vacationing in a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when Karin discovers her father, a writer, has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means.  (DVD 2762)

Fanny and Alexander - Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar’s mother and brother are its chief patrons. After their father's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable, but befriend a local Jewish merchant whose odd household becomes the children’s refuge. (DVD 3945)

Winter Light - This compelling drama is set within a three-hour period on a Sunday afternoon in November, and begins when the local pastor is finishing his sermon. As of late, Pastor Ericsson has watched his congregation dwindle to a minimal level. (DVD 2764)

The Silence - Traveling home by train through a country seemingly on the brink of war, two sisters - the sickly, intellectual Ester and the sensual, pragmatic Anna - along with Anna's young son, Johan, are forced to disembark in an unknown city for Ester to rest.  (DVD 2763)

Hour of the Wolf -  Bergman's spin on the demons that plague his fellow creative artists. Max von Sydow plays a painter who, while spending a summer in seclusion with his pregnant wife Liv Ullmann, is visited by bizarre and disturbing visions. (DVD 4059)

Summer With Monika - A promiscuous girl and young boy leave the city to spend an idyllic summer. When she becomes pregnant, they are forced to marry. After the child’s birth, she is unfaithful and heads for a life of prostitution. (DVD 22222)

Wild Strawberries - A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena