Cries and Whispers Movie Review 1972

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As a woman dies slowly of tuberculosis, three women care for her: her two sisters, one sexually repressed, the other promiscuous, and her servant. The sisters remember family love and closeness, but are too afraid to look death in the face to aid their sister. Only the servant can touch her in her dying and only the servant believes in God and his will. Beautiful imagery, focused through a nervous camera, which lingers on the meaningless and whisks away from the meaningful. Absolute mastery of cinematic art by Bergman.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 91 minutes.
Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Disease of the Week, Brothers & Sisters, Director/Star Teams: Bergman & Ullmann, Terminal Illness, The Help: Female
Ingmar Bergman
Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Kary Sylway, Erland Josephson, Henning Moritzen
Sven Nykvist
Ingmar Bergman
New World Pictures


Oscars 1973: Cinematog.; Natl. Bd. of Review 1973: Director (Bergman); N.Y. Film Critics 1972: Actress (Ullmann), Director (Bergman), Film, Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1972: Cinematog., Screenplay.

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