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

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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