Filmed on Faro, Bergman’s bleak island home, Passion is really the case history of a contemporary Everyman, one Andreas Winkelmann (Max von Sydow), a lost soul ricocheting emotionally among a trio of equally damaged folk. Trapped in one of Bergman’s hellish marriages, Bibi Andersson and Erland Josephson are worlds apart– she, fading from lack of love; he, armored in cold cynicism.  Anna (Liv Ullmann), the woman who becomes Andreas’ lover, assaults him with her righteous honesty until he explodes in brutal rage.  All are helpless to halt the horrific murder of animals on the island, as well as the lynching that results. Passion is a devastating modernday take on The Seventh Seal.

  • Directed By Ingmar Bergman
  • 1969
  • USA
  • 35mm
  • 100 minutes