Cries and whispers [videorecording] = [Viskningar och rop] / a film by Ingmar Bergman.
Publisher: [U.S.] : Criterion Collection/Janus Films, c2001.
ISBN: 0780024036 :
Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series: Criterion collection ; 101
Subject: Sisters Drama.
Motion pictures, Swedish.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Sven Nykvist ; editor, Siv Lundgren ; music, Chopin and Bach.
Performers: Liv Ullmann, Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Kari Sylwan.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Notes: Swedish with optional English subtitles and optional English-dubbed soundtrack.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1972 by Cinematograph AB.
Special feature: Reflections on life, death and love, an interview with Ingmar Bergman by Erland Josephson.
New York Film Critics Award: Best picture, Director, Screenplay and Actress (Liv Ullmann); Academy Award: Best cinematography; National Board of Review: Best director, Best foreign film; National Society of Film Critics: Best screenplay, Best cinematography.
Summary: A story of four women's search for spiritual peace. Agnes, a spinster who lives with her housekeeper, is dying of cancer, and is visited one last time by her two sisters, Karin and Maria. These two become entangled in feelings of jealousy, manipulation and selfishness. Yet Agnes, tortured by cancer, is able to transcend her sisters' pettiness to remember moments of staggering beauty as well as horror.