Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Through a Glass Darkly 1961

A family takes a vacation on a lonely island. The daughter, Karen, suffers from a mental illness, which  is predicted to lead to a slow and sure disintegration. Her younger brother, father and husband are the others in this drama. In this caricature of insanity, the question of meaning is raised. A kind of answer is also proposed in the final moments; love, he says, even if God is not there, can provide this meaning. Ebert in his Great Movie review, points out that it is in his power of portraying the human face that Bergman excels. A disadvantage of depending on subtitles is that things like this are relegated.
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2 comments:

kaist455 said...

Sometimes the ones closest to you hurt you more than others...

S. M. Rana said...

Of course: King Lear is the ultimate expression of love turned into serpents...