The Seventh Seal

Director:   Ingmar Bergman
Year:   1957
Language:   Swedish
Time:   96 minutes

Against the background of the Black Death and the religious and social responses to its consequences, Sweden's premiere film maker, Ingmar Bergman, pits a medieval knight in a game of chess with Death. Their symbolic battle explores the human condition in a world seemingly devoid of either a loving God or benign Nature. This film won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d'Or Prize.

Not rated.

Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Krantz.


About the director Ingmar Bergman.

Other background on the film.

A selection of reviews of the film.