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Talks

Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007): The Silence of God and the Human Voices

The National Library of Greece organizes a series of events and lectures in its new location at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

Saturday June 23, 18.30 – 20.30 , Book Castle NLG

Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007): The Silence of God and the Human Voices

The centenary of the birth of Ingmar Bergman became a reason for all of us around the world to watch, once again, his films and to discuss his work. As it would have been impracticable to organize here, in the National Library, a comprehensive Ingmar Bergman retrospective, there will be instead a screening of his Trilogy (1961-1963): Through a Glass Darkly, Winter Light, The Silence. The son of a Lutheran minister, Bergman was deeply influenced by the austere life at the presbytery. His religious upbringing left its mark on many of his films, which anxiously address the questions of faith and God’s silence. Concurrently –and from The Passion (1969) onwards exclusively– his eye, that is, his camera, focused on human relationships, married life, solitude, and the meaning and frustrations of life.

SPEAKERS
Yannis Bakoyannopoulos, Film Critic
Light in the Dark: From Glass to Persona

Orestis Andreadakis, The Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Looking for Ingmar after Bergman

Elias Giannakakis, Film Director
Ingmar Bergman as Evidence of his Films

Stavros Zoumboulakis, President of the Supervisory Council, National Library of Greece
The Communicants: The Diary of a Country Clergyman

CHAIR
Filippos Tsimpoglou, Director General of the National Library of Greece
Film Screening: The films of Bergman’s trilogy: Through a Glass Darkly (91’), Winter Light (81’) and The Silence (105’) can be viewed successively and on a loop in the Book Castle Room at NLG’s Ground Floor on Saturday 23.6.2018 from 10:00 to 17:30 and 21:30 to 02:30.