At this point, I never read the description when I start a Bergman movie. This can be advantageous as I go into the story raw and unfiltered, and it can sometimes be shocking. I often don't know if I'm getting surreal Bergman, grounded dramatic Bergman, or somewhere in between. This film definitely falls on the surreal side.
With some of the most striking images, Hour of the Wolf pushes his style forward visually more than most of his films. Especially the fishing scene, there are moments that stay with me. Furthermore, Sydow and Ullmann are the ultimate pairing, having worked together in many of his films they seem to understand how to bring his words and style to characters.
I might not have been in the right headspace, but I did not really understand or connect with its characters. I hope to revisit this one again, and better grasp on the subjects Bergman is tackling.