Winter Light (Swedish: Nattvardsgsterna) is a 1962 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Bergman regulars Gunnar Bjrnstrand, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Its original Swedish title translates as "The Communicants." The film follows Tomas Ericsson (Bjrnstrand), pastor of a small rural Swedish church, as he questions the existence of God and his faith is replaced with doubt, apathy and anger. Bergman cited Winter Light as his favorite among his films. It is sometimes considered the second in his 'Trilogy of Faith', the first film being Through a Glass Darkly and the third The Silence.