Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers

Harriet Andersson
Director: Ingmar Bergman Cast: Harriet Andersson
Harriet Andersson
, Kari Sylwan
Kari Sylwan
, Ingrid Thulin
Ingrid Thulin
Ingmar Bergman

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Cries and Whispers stars Liv Ullman and Ingrid Thulin as the sisters of dying cancer patient Harriet Andersson. Both sisters have already had brushes with death: Ullman has had an affair which prompted her husband's suicide, while Thulin has long wanted to do away with herself, at one point mutilating her own vagina out of self-hatred. As for Andersson, she has been in pain so long that she feels as though she's in the midst of death-in-life. With her two sisters wrapped up in their own problems, Harriet turns to her housekeeper Kari Sylwan for comfort; Sylwan has herself suffered the death of a child, and has developed a philosophical attitude towards impending doom. One of the most influential moments of the film -- when two of the sisters share the innermost thoughts that they'd kept from one another for so many years -- is filmed without benefit of dialogue, with the music of Chopin (enhanced by cinematographer Sven Nykvist's carefully selected camera angles) "speaking" for the ladies. While Cries and Whispers only won the Oscar for cinematography, the film did very well for itself in international awards contests.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/31/2015
UPC: 0715515142113
Original Release: 1972
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 17,157

Special Features

Introduction by director Ingmar Bergman from 2001 New interview with actor Harriet Andersson, conducted by historian Peter Cowie On Solace, a new video essay by filmmaker ::kogonada Behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Cowie Ingmar Bergman: Reflection on Life, Death, and Love with Erland Josephson (2000), a fifty-two-minute interview with Bergman and his longtime collaborator Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harriet Andersson Agnes
Kari Sylwan Anna
Ingrid Thulin Karin
Liv Ullmann Maria
Erland Josephson David, the doctor
Henning Moritzen Joakin, Maria's Husband
George Arlin Fredrik
Kary Sylway Actor
Lars-Owe Carlberg Spectator
Anders Ek Pastor Isak
Inga Gill Aunt Olga
Linn Ullmann Maria's daughter

Technical Credits
Ingmar Bergman Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lars-Owe Carlberg Producer
Cecilia Drott Makeup
Siv Lundgren Editor
Borje Lundh Makeup
Sven Nykvist Cinematographer
Marik Vos-Lundh Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer

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