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    The Seventh Seal (Svensk Filmindustri, 1957). Folded, Very Fine+. Full-Bleed Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5") Gosta Aberg Artwork.
    This Swedish poster is a rare piece from its country of origin and features an appropriately stark design for Ingmar Bergman's metaphysical masterpiece. In his first of many collaborations with Bergman, Max von Sydow stars as a 14th century knight back from the Crusades who discovers the Black Death is sweeping his country. To escape the inevitable, he challenges Death himself to a game of chess, with the lives of the knight and his companions serving as the wager. This leads to a twisting debate about life, death, and whether or not God has existence. The picture cemented Bergman's status as a master auteur, gaining him international fame. Distinct in design and in excellent condition, this poster has only slight edge and fold wear, light creases, and a couple of very minor tears. There is a tear in von Sydow's shoulder that has been braced with a piece of archival tape on the verso.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2021
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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