Director: Ingmar Bergman. Cast: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Bibi Anderson. 96 min. Sweden. Drama/Fantasy.
I first saw this most famous of all Bergman films 10 years ago, during the "pre-illumination" phase of my life. And I didn't get it. Now, watching it again, I've realized at what profund levels it works. Bringing up questions about God, death, faith, evil, and in other words the concept of doubt, is what makes this an everlasting classic. Some movies are not to be watched before a very specific age, or before a specific amount of self-reflection. Some movies need a lot of background for their true beauty to be grasped.