The BFI is proud to present Ingmar Bergman's The Touch for the first time on Blu-ray and DVD worldwide.
Bergman's first film made with an established Hollywood star was originally an entirely English-language release. This presentation of the film, restored by the Swedish Film Institute from the original negative, is of Bergman's preferred Swedish-English version. It will be released on 23 April 2018 in a Dual Format Edition, alongside the BFI's release of Bergman's The Magic Flute. Extras include new interviews with actors Liv Ullmann and Sheila Reid.
Happily married mother Karin (Bibi Andersson, Persona) surprises herself by responding in kind to a sudden profession of love from David (Elliott Gould, M.A.S.H), 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.