Cinema: Four Women

CRIES AND WHISPERS

Directed by INGMAR BERGMAN

Screenplay by INGMAR BERGMAN

Here Bergman seems to be working again within that still, grave place from which sprang such transitional works as Brink of Life or Hour of the Wolf. This is not, like Persona, one of his greatest, most enlarging films, although it does bear some superficial stylistic resemblances to that early work. Cries and Whispers is somewhat more formal, measured, perceptibly detached, a film of physical and emotional violence carried into forbidden areas of the spirit.

As it is in all of Bergman's films,...

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