Rent Cries and Whispers (1972)

3.8 of 5 from 125 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
In rural Sweden around the turn of the century, three sisters reside in a vast manor house with their housekeeper. Agnes (Harriet Andersson) lives out the last days of her life in pain, hoping for companionship and affection. Surrounded by her sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), Agnes takes comfort in the fact that her remaining time can be spent with those close to her. However, dissatisfaction in their day-to-day-lives, and the estrangement that they feel from one another, causes the sisters to become increasingly self-absorbed.
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Directors:
Producers:
Ingmar Bergman, Lars-Owe Carlberg
Narrated By:
Ingmar Bergman
Writers:
Ingmar Bergman
Others:
Sven Nykvist, Marik Vos
Aka:
Viskningar och rop
Studio:
Tartan
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Collections:
21 Reasons to Love, 21 Reasons to Love... Ingmar Bergman, 21 Reasons to Love... Ingmar Bergman: Part 2, A Brief History of Films About Sisters, All the Twos: 1972-2012, Award Winners, Cinema Paradiso's 2022 Centenary Club, Cinema Paradiso's 2023 Centenary Club: Part 1, New Waves in Norwegian Cinema, Oscar Nominations Competition 2023, A Brief History of Film..., The Instant Expert's Guide, The Instant Expert's Guide to Steven Soderbergh, Top 10 Films of 1972, Top Films, What to watch by country
Countries:
Sweden
Awards:

1974 Oscar Best Cinematography

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2002
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Star and Director Filmographies
  • Philip Strick Film Notes
  • Extract From Bergman's Book 'Images - My Life in Film'
  • The Bergman Collection Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/01/2023
Run Time:
90 minutes
Languages:
Swedish LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Newly Commissioned Artwork by Andrew Bannister

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Reviews (2) of Cries and Whispers

Whispers - Cries and Whispers review by Avijit

Spoiler Alert
16/11/2005

Lucky Bergman was not French! Not hard to imagine what a modern day French filmmaker of the likes of Gaspar Noe (Irreversible, 2002) would have made of this quite violent theme. Not to be watched if you are feeling a bit low!

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Acquired Taste - Cries and Whispers review by TP

Spoiler Alert
23/11/2017

My own fault really, I picked a film by a Director that I'd heard of but never seen before, and without really looking to see what it was. This is a dense arthouse film which relies on the viewer to fill in some big gaps in the plot for themselves. If you know the Director's themes and obsessions it probably all makes sense. If you sit down and watch it cold without having read up on it then you will, like me, find yourself heading for IMDB / Wikipedia to understand what on earth it all meant after it finished.

0 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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