EFC #168 – Shame {Skammen} (1968)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#168 – Shame {Skammen} (1968)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Sigge Fürst

The one hundred and sixty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ingmar Bergman’s drama about a couple living through a military invasion, Shame.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it gives a rare viewpoint for a war film, and features the eternally watchable combination of director Ingmar Bergman and stars Liv Ullmann & Max von Sydow.

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EFC II #110 – The Exorcist (1973)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#110 – The Exorcist (1973)
Dir. William Friedkin
Starring: Ellen Burnstyn, Linda Blair, Jason Miller, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Rudolf Schündler

The one hundred and tenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, William Friedkin’s big screen version of the disturbing novel about a young girl who is supposedly possessed by a demon, one of the most acclaimed horror movies of all time, The Exorcist.

Recorded in October 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Adapted Screenplay (William Peter Blatty), Best Sound Mixing (Robert Knudson, Chris Newman)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, one of the best horror films I’ve ever seen, incredibly strong performances from the cast.

EFC II #82 – Hour of the Wolf {Vargtimmen} (1968)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#82 – Hour of the Wolf {Vargtimmen} (1968)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Gertrud Fridh, Georg Rydeberg, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin

The eighty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Swedish master Ingmar Bergman blends the surreal and the psychological in this unsettling film, Hour of the Wolf.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s an unsettling film, and a confusing one at times, but it’s worth the watch all the same.

EFC II #77 – The Seventh Seal {Det Sjunde Inseglet} (1957)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#77 – The Seventh Seal {Det Sjunde Inseglet} (1957)
Dir. Ingmar Bergman
Starring:  Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe, Bibi Andersson, Inga Landgré, Åke Fridell

The seventy-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ingmar Berman’s dreamy tale of mortality, centered around a game of chess between a knight and the personification of Death itself, The Seventh Seal.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, definitely, an amazing film all across the board. A true classic.