Subscribe to watch - 14-day free trial, then £4.99 a month

Cries and Whispers 15 rating

A dying woman (Harriet Andersson) is attended to in her rural mansion by her sisters, in Ingmar Bergman's vivid examination of the human soul.

Drama 1972 91 mins

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Overview

A dying woman (Andersson) is attended to in her rural mansion by her sisters (Liv Ullmann, Ingrid Thulin) and her maid... That’s the simple premise for one of Bergman’s most resonant studies of familial bonds, solitude, suffering and the female psyche. The remarkable saturated colour scheme transcends mere recreation of early 20th-century furnishings, décor and costumes; performed to perfection, the film is an examination of the human soul.