BBC Radio 4 „In our time“: „The Seventh Seal“

Logo BBC bei Wikimedia Commons„In the 1000th edi­tion of In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg and guests dis­cuss arguably the most cel­e­brat­ed film of the Swedish direc­tor Ing­mar Bergman (1918–2007). It begins with an image that, once seen, stays with you for the rest of your life: the fig­ure of Death play­ing chess with a Cru­sad­er on the rocky Swedish shore. The release of this film in 1957 brought Bergman fame around the world. We see Anto­nius Block, the Cru­sad­er, real­is­ing he can’t beat Death but want­i­ng to pro­long this final game for one last act, with­out yet know­ing what that act might be. As he goes on a jour­ney through a plague rid­den world, his meet­ing with a fam­i­ly of jesters and their baby offers him some kind of epiphany.
With Jan Holm­berg (Direc­tor of the Ing­mar Bergman Foun­da­tion, Stock­holm), Claire Thom­son (Pro­fes­sor of Cin­e­ma His­to­ry and Direc­tor of the School of Euro­pean Lan­guages, Cul­ture and Soci­ety at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don), and Lau­ra Hub­n­er (Pro­fes­sor of Film at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Win­ches­ter).“

Sie kön­nen die Sendung, die am 21.9.2023 in der Rei­he „In our time“ lief, über die Seite der BBC nach­hören oder als Audio­datei herun­ter­laden.

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