Winter Light (1963)

Master craftsman Ingmar Bergman explores the search for redemption in a meaningless existence. In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson (Gunnar Björnstrand) performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. When he is asked to assist with a troubled parishioner’s (Max von Sydow) debilitating fear of nuclear annihilation, Tomas is terrified to find that he can provide nothing but his own uncertainty.

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Ingmar Bergman
CAST
Ingrid Thulin  •  Gunnar Björnstrand  •  Gunnel Lindblom  •  Max von Sydow

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Ingrid Thulin Märta Lundberg, Schoolteacher
Gunnar Björnstrand Tomas Ericsson, Pastor
Gunnel Lindblom Karin Persson
Max von Sydow Jonas Persson
Allan Edwall Algot Frövik, Sexton
Kolbjörn Knudsen Knut Aronsson, Warden