Insanity Increases with Latitude

Nobody knows insanity like the Scandinavians. Edvard Munch, the Norwegian artist, could only have painted The Scream under the delirium of Arctic days and nights. And Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish filmmaker, dedicated many of his works to human madness.

His 1961 masterpiece, Through a Glass Darkly, takes place on the barren island of Faro and focuses on a vacationing family. Karin, the wife, is fresh out of an asylum, but the asylum, it seems, is not entirely out of her. Is reality leaving her for good, or is Bergman hinting at a deeper message? Find out today when the film shows at the Boca Raton Museum of Art (501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) at 2 p.m. It’s part of the museum’s exhibition of famous foreign films. Admission costs $8. Call 561-392-2500, or visit
Wed., Aug. 6, 2008

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Penn Bullock