Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light)
Nattvardsgästerna (Winter Light) (1962)

The Winter Light is the second in a trilogy of dramas by acclaimed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman that explores religious faith and doubts in a visceral, visual, and provocative manner. The first, Through a Glass Darkly, was an… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 11, 1962
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2003
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[I] was awestruck by its bleak, courageous power.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Much suffering, none of it very illuminating.

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TV Guide

Winter Light presents a philosophical and moral puzzle without providing any definite answers, which, considering the subject matter, is probably the way it should be.

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Time Out

Never a comfortable film, it's finely acted by a familiar Bergman ensemble, and the awesomely cold vistas form a perfect counterpoint to the spiritual freeze.

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Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a perfect film

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

One of cinema's great comedies.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Mr. Bergman may not be praised for it, but he has made a thoughtful, engrossing, shocking film.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This bleak chamber piece serves as Bergman's farewell to his Lutheran pastoral father's strict religious upbringing.

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Jake Euker

Within the bare plot lies a treasure trove of subtleties.

Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
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Robert C
Film number two in Bergman's "Silent God" trilogy. Very bleak, but thought provoking. I guess somethings will never change. Those who have… More
danny d
a thoughtful and well acted portrait of the struggle to face doubt and the apparent silence of God in human affairs. the conversation between tomas and algot… More
Cassandra Maples
This is a captivating film, one of Bergman's most inward-looking and cold pieces. The performances are terrific. Gunnar Bjornstrand is at his excellent… More
Devon Bott
The entire film takes place over a three hour period one afternoon in a cold and lonely swedish village. Tomas is the preacher at a church where attendance has… More
Bruce Bruce
This one is from the Criterion Collection. Again If your someone who enjoys rare films, the Criterion Collection is something you need to check out. Only 2… More