The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal ★★★★

“I shall remember this moment: the silence, the twilight, the bowl of strawberries, the bowl of milk. Your faces in the evening light. Mikael asleep, Jof with his lyre. I shall try to remember our talk. I shall carry this memory carefully in my hands as if it were a bowl brimful of fresh milk. It will be a sign to me, and a great sufficiency.”

Bergman has such an acute eye for composition and blocking here. The flagellant sequence feels less like a movie scene and more like a choreographed dance piece. Excellent stuff.

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