FILM: The Seventh Seal

+ live music

Wednesday 25 May 2022

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Set in Sweden during the Black Death, The Seventh Seal tells of the journey of a medieval knight (Max von Sydow) and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death (Bengt Ekerot), who has come to take his life. 

Considered a classic of world cinema, as well as one of the greatest movies of all time, it established Bergman as a world-renowned director, containing scenes which have become iconic through homages, critical analysis, and parodies. 

Before the screening, enjoy live music from Ella Sprung (fiddle and nyckelharpa) and Lucy Huzzard (melodeon).

Life-affirming, funny, and beautifully shot – why is The Seventh Seal so special? Find out in this handy guide from the BFI.


Start time
Live music – 7.15pm
Film – 7.45pm

Live music – 20 minutes
Film – 96 minutes

Year of release


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FILM: The Seventh Seal

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