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Cries and Whispers

Genres: Foreign, Drama, Criterion Collection, 70s, Dysfunctional Families, Sweden, Foreign Drama, Swedish Cinema, Romance, Romantic Drama

Cast: Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Georg Ahlen

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Synopsis: From the agony of dying, legendary director Ingmar Bergman creates a testament to the strength of the soul, and from a story of unbearable pain, a film of absolute power. Karin and Maria come to the aid of their dying sister, Agnes, but jealousy, manipulation, and selfishness come before empathy. Agnes, tortured by cancer, transcends the pettiness of her sisters' concerns to remembering moments of being, moments that Bergman, with the help of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Sven Nykvist, translates into pictures of staggering beauty and unfathomable horror.

Language: Swedish

Country of Origin: Sweden

Production Year: 1972


  • 1972: Nominee, Oscar, Best Costume Design, Academy
  • 1972: Nominee, Oscar, Best Screenplay, Academy
  • 1972: Nominee, Oscar, Best Picture, Academy
  • 1972: Winner, Oscar, Best Cinematography, Academy
  • 1972: Nominee, Oscar, Best Director, Ingmar Bergman, Academy

Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers - DVD - $29.95

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  • Release Date: Jun 19th, 2001
  • Catalog Number: CR1070DVD
  • UPC: 0037429156322
  • Rating: R
  • Run Time: 91
  • Color Format: Color
  • Audio: PCM Mono
  • Language: Swedish
  • 16:9: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Closed Captions: No
  • Subtitle: English
  • Special Features:
    • 52-minute interview with Bergman and long-time collaborator Erland Josephson

    • Lush new digital transfer, enhanced for 16x9 televisions

    • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition