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The Touch (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


The BFI is proud to present Ingmar Bergman’s The Touch available here for the first time on Blu-ray worldwide.

Happily married mother Karin (Bibi Andersson, Persona) surprises herself by responding in kind to a sudden profession of love from David (Elliott Gould, Mash), an archaeologist visiting Sweden, whom her doctor husband (Max von Sydow) has befriended. But however exhilarating, love is seldom simple and deceit – and David’s volatile temperament – take their toll.

Bergman’s first film made with an established Hollywood star was originally released in an entirely English-language version, this presentation of The Touch is a restoration by the Swedish Film Institute from the original negative of Bergman’s preferred Swedish-English cut.

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Special Features

Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
Ingmar Bergman (1971, 53mins): on-set documentary on the making of The Touch
In Conversation with Liv Ullman (2018, 60 mins): the actress interviewed on stage by Geoff Andrew at BFI Southbank
Sheila Reid: The Touch (2018, 21 mins) the only British actress to appear in a Bergman film recalls working on The Touch
Fully illustrated booklet with new writing by Geoff Andrew and Vic Pratt, and full film credits


Bluray, DVD