As If In a Mirror
‘A novel is a mirror carried along a high road. At one moment it reflects to your vision the azure skies, at another the mire of the puddles at your feet’, wrote Stendhal. 'Såsom i en spegel' ('Through a Glass Darkly') is an Oscar-winning picture by Ingman Bergman. This section’s mirror will be directed to reflect characters from five different countries. It will show us Latvian school friends, class of 1960, and their complex lives nowadays, the Savoy Hotel in Israel where there was a terrorist attack in 1973, a Hungarian marriage who unexpectedly won a fortune in a lottery, the oldest Polish DJ inviting us to dance and an enigmatic protagonist who will draw us into the turmoil of the Ukrainian war.