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An existential drama, Cries and Whispers follows two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), as they keep vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson). Dying of cancer, Agnes can find solace only in the arms of a beatific servant (Kari Sylwan).

Set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, the drama (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography of Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death, positioned on the borders between reality and nightmare, tranquility and terror.

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Director
Ingmar Bergman
Released
1972
Language
Swedish with English subtitles
Country
Sweden
Running Time
91 minutes
Format
35mm, Color