The Silence

New York: Janus Films, 1964. Collection of thirteen vintage studio still photographs from the US release of the 1963 Swedish film. Three with mimeo snipe and "R.R. Stuart Collection" stamp on the verso.

The third entry in Ingmar Bergman's trilogy of faith and redemption, preceded by "Through A Glass Darkly" (1961) and "Winter Light"(1963).

A stark and enigmatic allegory fueled by subtle performances from Ingrid Thulin and Gunnel Lindblom.

Ester (Thulin), a translator and intellectual suffering from a terminal disease, is traveling home with her younger, resentful sister Anna (Linblom), and Anna's son Johan (Jorgen Lindstrom) when they stop in the town of Timoka, in a fictional European county on the brink of war, with an unknown dialect. After they check into a nearly empty hotel (with the exception of a group of Spanish dwarves in a traveling show), Anna leaves and has an affair with a waiter, as Johan wanders the hallways.

Regarded as one of the most sexually provocative films of its day.

8 x 10 inches. Three with faint even fading, one with pinholes to corners, one with a small, closed tear in top margin, else Near Fine.

Criterion Collection 211. Ebert III.

[Book #148813]