Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Part of Cheltenham Film Society's FANTASTIC FILMS WEEKEND.
This is a towering landmark of European cinema and a great story. An old and exhausted knight, Antonius Block (Max von Sydow), returns from the Crusades to his plague-ridden homeland, only to encounter the figure of Death. They agree to play a game of chess that will determine whether the knight lives long enough to get home. On the way, he encounters a group of travelling players and tries to bring them safely through the dark Nordic woods. Ingmar Bergman's medieval fantasy from 1957 is a powerfully affecting piece of film-making, with an influence that has reverberated down the decades.
Book to see all four FANTASTIC FILMS on Sunday 31 March for just £20. Book to see all eight FANTASTIC FILMS over the weekend for just £36!
FANTASTIC FILMS is not part of the standard Playhouse multi-film discount scheme.
In Swedish with English subtitles
Times & Prices
|Sunday, 31st March 2019||17:00||Main House||£6.00|