Ingmar Bergman directs Gunnar Björnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Max Von Sydow in this Swedish arthouse tale of a priest wrestling with his doubts and the fragility of his small community.
Natalie kept telling me it is like First Reformed, needling me to watch it. She was right – it is beat for beat without the vigilante eco warrior aspects. A really absorbing drama. Possibly the first Ingmar Bergman I’ve enjoyed more than admired. Like Almodóvar persevering through the catalogue of “a great I don’t rate” has finally paid off. This is a superb piece of dry, intelligent cinema.
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