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Orlando + Through a Glass Darkly


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Orlando + Through a Glass Darkly

(Sally Potter, 1992) / (Ingmar Bergman, 1961)

Sat, July 6, 2013 7 PM

This stop on A Summer Abroad’s grand tour takes you from Elizabethan England and Constantinople to a remote Swedish island.

The great Tilda Swinton stars in the title role of Sally Potter’s mesmerizing adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography. This perfect union of director, actress, and source material follows the young nobleman Orlando across centuries of English history (and two genders) after the dying Queen Elizabeth I (played by Quentin Crisp!) magically grants him eternal youth. (93 mins., 35mm)

Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 1962, Through a Glass Darkly is one of Bergman’s most penetrating studies of family relationships and individual psychology. The story follows a family of four vacationing on a remote Swedish island after the schizophrenic daughter is released from an asylum. With Harriet Andersson and Max von Sydow. (89 mins., 35mm, in Swedish with English subtitles)


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