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Archive Treasures-THE TOUCH ( In person: Elliott Gould, Curtis Hanson)


Saturday November 22nd 2008, 7:30PM

THE TOUCH (Beröringen) (1971, Sweden/United States)
Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Gould plays an emotionally scarred American archeologist in Sweden who seduces the wife of a friend into his rapidly disintegrating orbit. Under Bergman's direction and in the cold, pale light of Sven Nykvist's photography, Gould plunges relentlessly into an unforgiving role as the manipulative, violently unstable David Kovac opposite Bibi Andersson's compelling turn as a woman driven to doubt herself and her happiness. Long overlooked, The Touch is ready for a reassessment.

In person: Elliott Gould, Curtis Hanson.

Producer: Ingmar Bergman. Screenwriter: Ingmar Bergman. Cinematographer: Sven Nykvist. Editor: Siv Kanälv-Lundgren. Cast: Elliott Gould, Bibi Andersson, Max von Sydow, Sheila Reid, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs. 35mm, 115 min.



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