RITE, THE (1969)
This film is a powerfully intense (even by Ingmar Bergman's standards) chamber play on the interaction of critics, the audience and the artist. When actors Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand and Anders Ek are brought in for questioning on an obscenity charge, magistrate Erik Hell subjects them to group and individual interrogations. As a response, the troupe performs their "act" for him, with mortal results. Bergman's first original work for TV was released in theaters abroad. The priest in the confessional is none other than Bergman himself. DIR/SCR Ingmar Bergman. Sweden, 1969, b&w, 72 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.