Dance of Death – The Seventh Seal
“…to dance beneath the diamond sky…”
This image has suggested the end of “The Seventh Seal” a film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman in 1957, a great allegory of man’s search for meaning.
It deals with the journey of a medieval knight across 14th century Sweden and a game of chess he plays with the personification of Death who has come to take his life.
The final scene shows a group of people ( the knight and his followers) being led away over the hills in a solemn dance of death.