Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess.
“Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous times.” – Wally Hammond, Time Out
Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s arthouse heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing. (Dir. by Ingmar Bergman, 1957, Sweden, in Swedish with English subtitles, 96 mins., Not Rated)