The Magician

  • December 15, 2018 / 15:00
  • December 22, 2018 / 15:00

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cast: Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson
Sweden, 1958, 101',  black & white

Swedish with Turkish subtitles

With The Magician, an engaging, brilliantly conceived tale of chicanery that doubles as a symbolic portrait of the artist as a deceiver, Ingmar Bergman proved himself to be one of cinema’s premier illusionists. Max von Sydow stars as Dr. Vogler, a nineteenth-century traveling mesmerist and peddler of potions whose magic is put to the test in Stockholm by the cruel, eminently rational royal medical adviser Dr. Vergérus. The result is a diabolically clever battle of wits that’s both frightening and funny, shot by Gunnar Fischer in rich, gorgeously gothic black and white.

Crisis

Crisis

The Magician

The Magician

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute

After the Rehearsal

After the Rehearsal

Saraband

Saraband

Bergman’s Shorts

Bergman’s Shorts

Trailer

The Magician

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Turquerie

Turquerie

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