Cries And Whispers (Viskningar Och Rop)

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(out of 5)


Ingmar Bergman’s most awarded film of the seventies is a sombre, depressing but beautifully filmed drama. While an ailing woman () lies suffering in her bed, her two sisters (, ) keep watch over her with their trusted servant (). During their care of the invalid, the two sisters rehash their personal problems as well as everything they’ve suffered together in their family, eventually wondering if it was love or guilt that brought them to their sister’s bedside. Stunningly photographed in rich red hues by the always magnificent Sven Nykvist, this film is fascinating and intense, though at times the melodrama feels overly ripe for its own good.


Cinematograph AB, Svenska Filminstitutet

Sweden, 1972

Directed by

Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman

Cinematography by

Produced by Ingmar Bergman,

Production Design by

Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1973

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