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Cries and Whispers

Spine #101



Release:
Mar 31, 2015

Number of Discs: 2

Specs
  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Cries and Whispers

Other Versions:

2001 Edition

Blu-ray


Directed By: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Anders Ek, Inga Gill, Erland Josephson, Henning Moritzen, Georg Arlin
Licensor: Svensk Filmindustri

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This existential wail of a drama from Ingmar Bergman concerns two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), keeping vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is dying of cancer and can find solace only in the arms of a beatific nurse (Kari Sylwan). An intensely felt film that may be Bergman's most striking formal experiment, Cries and Whispers (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, tranquillity and terror.

Supplements
  • Introduction by Ingmar Bergman from 2001
  • New interview with actor Harriet Andersson, conducted by film scholar Peter Cowie
  • New video essay on the film's visuals by filmmaker ::kogonada
  • Behind-the-scenes footage with commentary by Cowie
  • Ingmar Bergman: Reflections on Life, Death, and Love with Erland Josephson (2000), a 52-minute interview with Bergman and his longtime collaborator
  • Trailer

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