"Cries and Whispers"
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Bergman's most honored films follows the spiritual journey of four women: a spinster
dying of cancer, her two sisters, and the peasant woman who cares for her. Ingmar
Bergman's anguished, searing examination of the lust, envy, betrayal, love and
self-mutilation that passes between the four women results in this sculpted, metaphysical
drama. "Bergman uses the women as metaphors for humanity, representing how we respond
to anxiety, death, and the visitations of what appears to be a wrathful rather than
benevolent God" (James Monaco). With Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin and Liv
Ullmann. "**** The vision of a filmmaker who has absolute mastery of his art." -
Roger Ebert. Winner - New York Film critics Circle Award, Best Picture, Director,
Screenplay and Actress (Ullmann). Cinematography by Sven Nykvist. Swedish with English
subtitles. 91 minutes.