Cries and Whispers (Criterion Collection)

Starring: Liv Ullmann & Ingrid Thulin Director: Ingmar Bergman
Cries and Whispers (Criterion Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1972
  • Label: Criterion
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Dual Layer - RSDL
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.66
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.66
  • Audio:
    • Mono - Swedish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Production Interviews: Ingmar Bergman - Director, Erland Josephson - Collaborator

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1973 - Best Cinematography: Sven Nykvist

Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 10/01/1993
"...[A] morbidly beautiful drama..."

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Essential Cinema | Friends | Illness | Tear Jerker | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 21, 1972.
  • Filmed on location at Taxinge-Näsby estate, Mariefred, Sweden.
  • Roger Corman's independent company New World Films bought the distribution rights to CRIES AND WHISPERS after every major American studio approached by Bergman had turned the film down.
  • Bergman has stated that CRIES AND WHISPERS is the only film of his to which color is essential, the predominant color red being symbolic of the human soul.
  • On the soundtrack, Chopin's Mazurka in A minor, no. 4, opus 17, is performed by Käbi Laretei; Bach's Sarabande no. 5 in D minor is performed by Pierre Fournier.
  • Winner of the 1972 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Script and Best Photography.
  • Winner of the 1972 New York Critics Award for Best Film, Best Script, Best Director, and Best Actress (Liv Ullmann).
  • Winner of the 1973 National Board of Review Award for Best Direction.
  • Winner of the 1973 Swedish Guldbagge Award for Best Actress (Harriet Andersson).

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  • Sales Rank: 116,892
  • UPC: 037429156322
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