March 16th: “The Virgin Spring”

Renowned Swedish Director Ingmar Bergman was at the height of his powers when he won his first Oscar with this powerful tale of superstition and religious faith, rape and revenge, set in 14th century Sweden, where the villagers vacillate between Christianity and paganism. Starring Max vaon Sydow, Birgitta Valberg and Gunnel Lindblom, this film is hallmark Bergmann with formal simplicity and overt symbolism, shot in black and white, which adds to the extraordinary power of this classic motion picture. Dialogue is in Swedish and German with English sub-titles.
On Friday March 16th, the Annual General Meeting will commence at 7 pm and the screening is at the Faith Wine Education Centre, with a British short film “The Plank” at 7.30 pm, followed by the main feature after a short break. Everybody welcome.