Rural pastor Gunnar Björnstrand battles with his own loss of faith — through the sparsely attended morning services, his failure to comfort a suicidal, counsel-seeking Max von Sydow, his anguished encounter with mistress Ingrid Thulin and finally an evening high mass. The second film in the "God and Man" trilogy features Ingmar Bergman's most direct engagement with theology — implying that any affair of "Man" will necessarily find itself a long way from "God." DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman; PROD Allan Ekelund. Sweden, 1962, b&w, 81 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.