Hour of the Wolf

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Hour of the Wolf

  • 1968 ----- b & w ----- 88 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Ingmar Bergman; with Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow and Erland Josephson) Madness and demonism, ever present in Bergman's films, but usually held in restraint, are made the explicit themes. A woman, Alma, tells of her life with her artist husband, Johan, who disappeared, leaving only his diary. They had lived an idyllic life on an island off Sweden until his inner dreams began to possess him and Alma's consciousness responded sympathetically to Johan's nightmare visions. He becomes fully possessed and wanders off into a swamp; she is left to reconstruct in her mind their shattered life. (In Swedish with English subtitles)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Scandinavian Languages and Literature)