Cinema: Northern Indictment

All These Women, for all its faults, may well stand as a milestone in the career of Sweden's Ingmar Bergman. It is his first film in color. It is lavish in decor. Though it fails miserably, it is the work of a man who falls flat on his face with impressive aplomb. Behind a transparent disguise as a knockabout farce, it is Bergman's personal indictment of his own critics and public.

As the film begins, a world-famous cellist lies dead, mourned in turn by his critic-biographer, six black-veiled mistresses and his wife. Flashbacks detail the end of the great man's life in...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!