The Seventh Seal PG

Sat 29 Jul, 7pm | Tickets £5 (+60p admin fee for non-members)
★★★★★ – Guardian

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Director: Ingmar Bergman

Cast: Max von Sydow, Bengt Ekerot, Gunnar Björnstrand

Year: 1957

Duration: 96 mins

Certificate: PG

"★★★★★ – Guaranteed to thunder on the big screen" – Total Film

"★★★★★ – Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous, times" – Time Out

★★★★★ – Guardian

★★★★★ – BBC Culture

★★★★★ – Evening Standard

A disillusioned knight returns from the crusades to find his country ravaged by the plague. When he encounters Death, the knight challenges him to a game of chess in return for his life.

Often heralded as one of the best films ever made, Ingmar Bergman's masterpiece is the final film in our Checkmate season.

In Swedish with English subtitles

This year the British Chess Championships are being held at De Montfort University with events running Thu 20  Sun 30 Jul. To mark the tournament's visit to Leicester we present Checkmate, a mini-season of chess related films.

There'll be drop-in chess games running at Phoenix before this screening.