"Eclipse Series 1: Early Bergman"
Directed by Ingmar Bergman/Alf Sjoberg
It's these early pictures that laid the groundwork for
Ingmar Bergman's bleak, metaphysical masterpieces to come:
Torment (Hets, Alf Sjoberg, 1944, 101 minutes), Bergman's first
screenplay, is about a sadistic Latin teacher nicknamed "Caligula."
Crisis (1946, 93 minutes), Ingmar's directorial debut, follows an
estranged mother as she takes her rural daughter to Stockholm - the big city
with a seedy underbelly.
Port of Call (1948, 97 minutes), a direct, near-documentary telling
of the love that grows between a seaman and a young woman with a troubled
Thirst (1949, 84 minutes), an elliptical adaptation of Birgit Tengroth's
novel about several storylines united by alienation.
To Joy (1949, 99 minutes), an examination of the life of a talented
orchestral violinist who learns to cope with the death of his wife (played
by Maj-Britt Nilsson). Swedish with optional English subtitles.