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Film Programs
Ingmar Bergman Centennial
Frenzy (Torment)

July 7 at 12:30
East Building Auditorium

Charting the ill-fated romance between painfully adolescent Jan-Erik (Alf Kjellin) and older, alcoholic widow-turned-hooker Bertha (Mai Zetterling), whose lover is Jan-Erik’s sadistic Latin teacher “Caligula,” the expressionistic Frenzy was an early, credited screenwriting effort of a twenty-five-year-old Bergman. Frenzy became a major success internationally for Bergman’s mentor Alf Sjöberg, who, like Bergman, had been immersed in the theater. “A masterful film, beautifully acted” — Elliott Stein. (Alf Sjöberg, 1944, 95 minutes)

courtesy Swedish Film Institute

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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