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Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Sweden 1968 103 mins. In Swedish

Musicians Jan (Max Von Sydow) and Eva (Liv Ullmann), take refuge in a remote farmhouse hoping to escape the coming horrors of a civil war. There they face Bergman’s classic themes of personal isolation and fatalism, set in the context of political violence. Shame finds the director trying to make sense of postwar Europe in the context of the turmoil of the ’60s and the horror of the War in Vietnam. Von Sydow and Ullmann’s powerful performances exhibit heartbreaking sadness as they are faced with uncomfortable moral choices. “It ends with one of the cinema’s most awesomely apocalyptic visions. . . A masterpiece.”—Sight & Sound. “One of Bergman’s greatest films.”—Pauline Kael. National Society of Film Critics’ Awards for Best Film, Director, and Actress. In Swedish with English subtitles.

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