CRIES AND WHISPERS
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin.
In Bergman’s most resonant study of familial bonds, solitude, suffering and the female psyche, a dying woman is attended to in her rural mansion by her sisters and her maid. The remarkable saturated colour scheme transcends mere recreation of early 20th-century furnishings and costumes, and performed to perfection, the film is an examination of the human soul.