Through a glass darkly (1961)

As Bergman entered the 1960's, arguably the decade which bred his most intense and personal statements, the first installment of his 'silence' trilogy was Through a Glass Darkly. The film, centering on an artist, his two children and his daughter's husband on a family getaway finds its roots in the chamber isolation of its four and only players, each isolated in their own private despair. The three blood relatives each languish in self-pity, while Von Sydow provides the foil