Cries and Whispers

Movie Information

In Brief: As with many of Ingmar Bergman's late-period works, Cries and Whispers was a divisive film on its release in 1972, and might still be just as divisive today. Also indicative of Bergman's auteurial signature is the film's incomparable conflation of beauty and brutality, and this may well be one of the most difficult Bergman films to watch. Following two sisters who return home to be with a third sister as she dies of cancer, the story is a sensitive showcase of divergent psychology and sexuality as only Bergman could handle such subjects. Realistically, if you're a Bergman fan you have to see this film at least once — and the prospect of ever watching it again may prove too challenging.
Genre: Drama
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson Kari Sylwan Ingrid Thulin Liv Ullmann Erland Josephson Henning Moritzen
Rated: R

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present Cries and Whispers on Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m. at Flood Gallery Fine Art Center, 2160 Hwy 70, Swannanoa.


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