Cries and Whispers (Viskningar och rop)

  • Dir: Ingmar Bergman

  • Sweden, 1973, 91min, DCP

  • Cast: Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann

Enveloped in a crimson membrane of passion and fear, the dying Agnes reaches out in vain for consolation in her two sisters, Karin and Maria, whose caring touch is nothing but a parody. Stuck in nightmares, her only solace is lying in the embracing arms of her religious maid Anna. In striking color photography, Bergman tears open the anguish red of the soul – from hate, disgust, to the intolerable fear of death. An unparalleled masterpiece that is hypnotic, distressing and yet surprisingly hopeful – life can be perfect, if only for a few minutes.

1973 Cannes Film Festival, Technical Grand Prize
1974 Academy Awards, Best Cinematography



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