Miami Beach Cinematheque. Nov 13th, 2009. 8:30 p.m.
The film The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Max von Sydow, Inga Landre, Gunnar Bjornstrand and Bibi Andersson, will be screened at the Miami Beach Cinematheque in collaboration with Emerging Pictures on November 13th at 8:30 p.m.
Much studied, imitated, even parodied, but never outdone, Bergman’s stunning allegory of man’s search for meaning, The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet), was one of the benchmark foreign imports of America’s 1950s art-house heyday, pushing cinema’s boundaries and ushering in a new era of moviegoing. Disillusioned and exhausted after a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight (Max von Sydow) encounters Death on a desolate beach and challenges him to a fateful game of chess. . .
“As the picture that launched art-house cinema (along with Bergman, leading player Max von Sydow, and distributor Janus Films), The Seventh Seal holds a place in movie annals as secure as that of Battleship Potemkin or Citizen Kane or any other earthshaking classic you care to name.” – Gary Giddens
Miami Beach Cinematheque
512 Española Way
Miami Beach, FL 33139