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Cries and Whispers

One of writer/director Ingmar Bergman's most acclaimed films, 'Cries and Whispers' is a dramatically intense story set in a vast manor house in rural Sweden circa 1900. Three sisters reside there, one of them terminally ill, along with their housekeeper. Their relationships to and with each other form the unfolding psychodrama. Superbly acted by Bergman regulars Harriet Andersson and Liv Ullmann and strikingly photographed by the great Sven Nykvist. His contribution won an Oscar.

Year: 1972
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, Scandinavian Cinema, Best of the 1970s, Spiritual Cinema, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Sweden
Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Kari Sylwan
Duration: 88 Minutes
Rating: R18
Location in store: Alice's 300 Greatest Films

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