The Seventh Seal
Director: Ingmar Bergman Run Time: 96 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 1957 Language: Swedish with English subtitles
Starring: Bengt Ekerot, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand, Max von Sydow, Nils Poppe
Screenwriter: Ingmar Bergman
Producer: Allan Ekelund
Ingmar Bergman’s iconic and sublime parable of humanity’s search to cheat the inevitability of death. When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives. Stunning, philosophical, and groundbreaking, this existential essential requires big-screen viewing!