The Seventh Seal

image from the film The Seventh Seal

image from the film THE SEVENTH SEAL

Bergman’s stunning allegory of the human search for meaning in life is a constant on most lists of the “top films of all time.” Returning home from the Crusades, a knight (played by Bergman regular Max von Sydow) plays a game of chess with Death while the plague ravages medieval Europe.

Stark and mythic, drawing its power from the symbolic repertoire of medieval religious painting and an utterly modern spiritual quest, The Seventh Seal “contains some of the most extraordinary images ever committed to celluloid.” (Time Out)

In Swedish.