Yeah, that is strange how you don't remember a single Bergman film.
those are the ones I've seen. I've bought a boxed set of DVDs of his films, but haven't watched any of them yet:
The Passion Of Anna
The Serpent's Egg
Hour Of The Wolf
What mostly sticks in my mind is an image of Erland Josephson
, wearing women's clothes and being very depressed. Very like myself! I think that might have been in Face to Face
. Whichever film it was, Liv Ullman was in it too, but that probably doesn't help to narrow it down much!
The other image that sticks in my mind was an incredibly scary supernatural face. I'm getting shivers just thinking of it now. Total silence. Possibly from The Face
So, faces all round, then! Yours is from The Seventh Seal
, I imagine? (Oddly, since it's so famous, that film didn't make much of an impression on me.)
Although I haven't seen any Bergman movies for ages, other more recent movies with a similarly truthful and bleak ambience are Magnolia
(1999) and Happiness
(also 1999). Magnolia
, especially, is wonderful. I tend to find gloomy stories (and music) uplifting, probably because of the truthfulness. I must get round to reading Schopenhauer!
Do you like
? I've only seen All About My Mother
(1999 again!), but I want to see more of his.