It would have been cooler if Frank took Cheryl to the black lodge, making Hart take a harrowing journey to confront her fears and evil doppelganger, but a bomb threat was fine I guess
If Wild Strawberries is Bergman's warmest film, this is his coldest. Winter Light has some of the bleakest sets I've seen in a movie: the stone churches look so cold and uninviting. Tomas' hostility rivals the sets, with a speech in a classroom that is absolutely emotionally devastating. Algot might have the most interesting insight of the film: that Christ's emotional and spiritual suffering of abandonment on the cross may be greater than his physical suffering. It's certainly something Marta can relate to, and something to think about.
Maybe the first movie about PTSD? This movie explores the long term, devastating effects of sexual assault on a woman's life, and is a must-watch by all. The scenes leading to the rape are truly terrifying. The performances are sensitive and powerful, the soundtrack affecting, and the deep focus shots masterful. Ida Lupino deserves a lot more recognition for this one. I will do my part and ask Criterion for a restoration, you're welcome everyone!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The beginning of the movie: we are sad and want to find love :(
The middle: someone was axe murdered and their separated limbs were laid out in the shape of their body :(
The end: we are happy and found love :)
This was just amazing! It's fun to discover that Jacques Perrin is hot in every movie. They should've let Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda choose the colors for the whole world after this one, a masterpiece for sure.