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Föreningen Film i Malmö presents
Max Von Sydow tribute week with
“Shame, which opened yesterday at the Fine Arts Theater, is Ingmar Bergman’s fable about war. Dry, beautifully photographed, almost arid in its inspiration, it concerns a couple of former musicians, Liv Ullmann and Max Von Sydow, who are caught on an island in the middle of an insurrection in 1971. They are not getting on well, they do not care who wins, and even the war fails to intensify anything about their lives. Von Sydow is a coward, increasingly debased as the film and the war go on by his completely unheroic, now virtually incomprehensible, determination to remain alive.The ‘shame’ of the title is God’s. ‘What if that person should wake up one morning and be ashamed of what he had done?’ one of the characters says. ‘That person’ is God.”
(1968 review by Renata Adler for The New York Times)