Film Triplets Project
This is my second Ingmar Bergman film, the first being Persona. If there's something he knows how to portray, it seems to be mental wellness.
Bergman does so many things right. Tensions are created between characters, but we still understand that they have feelings of love for one another. These complicated relationships are established in the first 10-20 minutes.
Karin's illness is trickled for the viewer. It doesn't explicitly state her illness, but it's easy to get an understanding of what could be happening.
The use of silence/quiet in some scenes, and the use of space in the frame can really drive home feelings of loneliness or isolation.
The undertones of life and death, of religion and faith, they all come together. For me, Through a Glass Darkly was a feelfest.