• Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

Through a Glass Darkly

Release Date: 1961

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Karin (Harriet Andersson) hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family's cottage on a tiny island. Her husband, Martin (Max von Sydow), cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother, Minus (Lars Passgård), is confused by Karin's vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father, David (Gunnar Björnstrand), cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.

Cast: Harriet Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Lars Passgård

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Svensk Filmindustri (SF) AB

Keywords: Family, Brother, Husband, Father, Fall, Transformation, Temptation, 1960s, Marriage, Doctor


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen)