The Passion of Anna

En passion, feature film, drama, Sweden, 1969

DIRECTED BY: Ingmar Bergman

The Passion of Anna

Max von Sydow (Andreas Winkelman),
Liv Ullmann (Anna Fromm),
Bibi Andersson (Eva Vergerus),
Erland Josephson (Elis Vergerus),
Erik Hell (Johan Andersson)

Ingmar Bergman

Sven Nykvist

Siv Lundgren

Andreas, a man struggling with the recent demise of his marriage and his own emotional isolation, befriends a married couple who are also in the midst of psychological turmoil. He likewise meets Anna, who is grieving the recent deaths of her husband and son. She appears zealous in her faith and steadfast in her search for truth, but gradually her delusions surface. Andreas and Anna pursue a love affair, but he is unable to overcome his feelings of deep humiliation and remains disconnected. Meanwhile, the island community is victimized by an unknown person committing acts of animal cruelty.

color and b/w, 101’