Exhibitions

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MoMA Presents: Ingmar Bergman’s This Can’t Happen Here

September 05, 2018–September 11, 2018

Posted on August 1, 2018

A young Ingmar Bergman’s stab at the Cold War spy thriller, This Can’t Happen Here (aka High Tension) has been virtually unseen for more than a half century. The film’s darkling atmosphere of espionage, and its on-location photography throughout Stockholm by the great Gunnar Fischer, makes it both a fascinating outlier in the filmmaker’s career and a strangely alluring collision of noir, propaganda, satire, and slapstick.

Throughout his life, Bergman dismissed This Can’t Happen Here as a naïve attempt at anti-communist allegory—he realized four days into shooting that the “lives and experiences” of the exiled Baltic actors playing the film’s refugees were far richer in cinematic possibility than the “unevenly developed intrigue” of the plot—and he refused to let it be included in retrospectives. Today, on the centenary of the filmmaker’s birth, we can judge This Can’t Happen Here for ourselves: Thanks to Svenska Filmindustri and the Bergman family, MoMA presents an exclusive theatrical run of the Swedish Film Institute’s new digital restoration.

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Annual Film Fund, with leadership support from the Kate W. Cassidy Foundation and Steven Tisch, and major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers, Yuval Brisker Charitable Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Sänt hander inte här (This Can’t Happen Here/High Tension). 1950. Sweden. Directed by Ingmar Bergman. Screenplay by Herbert Grevenius. With Signe Hasso, Alf Kjellin, Ulf Palme. In Swedish; English subtitles. 85 min.
 
Wednesday, September 56:30 p.m., Theater 2
Thursday, September 67:00 p.m., Theater 2
Friday, September 77:00 p.m., Theater 2
Saturday, September 8, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2
Sunday, September 94:00 p.m., Theater 2
Monday, September 104:00 p.m., Theater 1
Tuesday, September 117:00 p.m., Theater 1
 

MoMA Presents: Ingmar Bergman’s This Can’t Happen Here


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MoMA Presents: Ingmar Bergman’s This Can’t Happen Here

September 05, 2018–September 11, 2018

Posted on August 1, 2018

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MoMA Presents: Ingmar Bergman’s This Can’t Happen Here