The Touch

In cinemas 23 February

The Touch (1970)

The Touch (1970)

Now restored in its original bilingual version, Bergman’s rarely seen chronicle of a passionate affair is a major rediscovery. A happily married mother of two, Karin (Andersson) surprises herself by responding in kind to an unforeseen profession of love from David (Gould), an archaeologist visiting Sweden whom her doctor husband Andreas (von Sydow) has befriended. But love, however toxically exhilarating, is seldom simple, and deceit and David’s volatile temperament take their toll…

Due to dubbed prints and mixed reviews, The Touch all but disappeared for decades. Now, however, the psychological precision of Bergman’s script and the subtlety and intensity of the performances can be properly appreciated, along with the evocative autumnal colours of Sven Nykvist’s burnished camerawork. Utterly compelling; a revelation.

Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large

As part of the global celebrations of the centenary of Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), the BFI will be making many of his films available on DCP for theatrical bookings in 2018. Find out more information.



1 April
Glasgow Film Theatre

9 April
Quad, Derby

13-17 April
Phoenix, Leicester

13,15-16 April
Eden Court

22 April
Dundee Contemporary Arts


2-3 May
Barn Dartington

6 May
DOY Brighton

6 May
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

6 May
Central Picturehouse

6 May
Clapham Picturehouse

6 May
Crouch End Picturehouse

6 May
East Dulwich Picturehouse

6 May
Edinburgh Cameo

6 May
Exeter Picturehouse

6 May
Gate Picturehouse

6 May
Greenwich Picturehouse

6 May
Hackney Picturehouse

6 May
Little Theatre Bath

6 May
Liverpool Picturehouse at FACT

6 May
NMM Bradford

6 May
Norwich Cinema City

6 May
Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse

6 May
Regal Henley Picturehouse

6 May
Southmapton Harbour Lights

6 May
Stratford East Picturehouse

6 May
Stratford on Avon Picturehouse

6 May
York City Screen

20-21 May
Ultimate Picture Palace,

21 May
Edinburgh Filmhouse

22 May
Thanet Film Society (Broadstairs Palace)


29 June
Chelmsford Picture House


1-2 July
Showroom Sheffield

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