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Through a Glass Darkly

1961 Rated UR 1hr 31m

Recently released from a mental institution, Karin is on holiday with her family. But their inability to give her love and support causes a mental breakdown that leads to a hallucinogenic episode during which Karin envisions God as a spider. Director Ingmar Bergman's experimental "chamber play", which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, is part of his trilogy of faith that also includes Winter Light and The Silence (available on separate discs).

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Movie Details

1963 BAFTA®
1962 Academy Award®
  • Best Foreign Language Film
1963 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Original Screenplay nominee
Unrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

Swedish: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; video discussion; essay; trailer.