Crimson rooms, an extraordinary visual spectacle, a dying woman taken care of by her two sisters and their maid in a red-drenched mansion.
Cries and Whispers demonstrates Bergman’s complete clarity of vision as a true master of cinema. Featuring his representative ensemble of actresses (Liv Ullman, Harriet Andersson and Ingrid Thulin), their haunting performances coupled with Bergman’s painterly wizardry come together in laser sharp focus to illuminate his signature obsession of mortality and female familial bonds.
A striking piece of pure cinema (that swept awards from Cannes to the Oscars), Cries and Whispers is a potent and unforgiving study of the strengths and defects of the human spirit in the face of death. An unflinching gaze into the deepest reaches of the human heart, Cries and Whispers is a powerful film that will sit with you long after the lights have come on.
Part of the Swedish Film Festival 2018: 100 Years Of Ingmar Bergman programme.