A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband. They are joined by Karin’s father, who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. On this island, Karin refuses the reality but hides herself in a world constructed by her illusions. She finds that her father has been making use of her disease for his writing. Eventually, she even does something immoral to her teenage brother. The film depicts how Karin’s grip on reality slowly slips away and how the bonds between the family members are changing in light of this fact.
Through A Glass Darkly
Time16:00 ON AIR
- Director | Ingmar Bergman
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- Cast | Harriet Andersson, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand
- Awards | Best Foreign Language Film, Oscar OCIC Award, Berlin International Film Festival