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Through a Glass Darkly

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Original title
Såsom i en spegel
Running time
91 min.
Sweden Sweden
Ingmar Bergman
Erik Nordgren
Sven Nykvist (B&W)
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Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
Drama | Disease. Family Relationships. Literature
Synopsis / Plot
A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband (Max von Sydow). They are joined by Karin's father (Gunnar Björnstrand), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. The film depicts how Karin's grip on reality slowly slips away and how the bonds between the family members are changing in light of this fact.
1961: Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1962: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Screenplay
1962: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Best Foreign Actress (Andersson)
1962: Berlin Film Festival: OCIC Award
1962: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Films
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