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Olof Thunberg in Winter Light

Winter Light

1963 UR

The second of writer-director Ingmar Bergman's trilogy of faith, a suicidal fisherman goes to local priest Tomas Ericsson in search of guidance, but the pastor is equally absorbed in despair, overcome with anger, apathy and doubt. Ericsson's severe hopelessness fuels a growing divide between himself, his mistress, his parishioners -- and God -- in Bergman's stark, black-and-white depiction of one man's spiritual crisis.