Double Feature

Cries and Whispers

Autumn Sonata

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Cries and Whispers

This existential wail of a drama from Ingmar Bergman concerns two sisters, Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullmann), keeping vigil for a third, Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is dying of cancer and can find solace only in the arms of a beatific servant (Kari Sylwan). An intensely felt film that is one of Bergman’s most striking formal experiments, Cries and Whispers (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography of Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death, positioned on the borders between reality and nightmare, tranquillity and terror. (Janus Films)

Director
Ingmar Bergman
Writer
Ingmar Bergman
Starring
Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin, Liv Ullmann
Year
1972
Country
Sweden
Format
English subtitled 35mm
Running Time
91 minutes

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata was the only collaboration between cinema’s two great Bergmans: Ingmar, the iconic director of The Seventh Seal, and Ingrid, the monumental star of Casablanca. The grand dame, playing an icy concert pianist, is matched beat for beat in ferocity by the filmmaker’s recurring lead Liv Ullmann, as her eldest daughter. Over the course of a day and a long, painful night that the two spend together after an extended separation, they finally confront the bitter discord of their relationship. This cathartic pas de deux, evocatively shot in burnished harvest colors by the great Sven Nykvist, ranks among Ingmar Bergman’s major dramatic works. (Janus Films)

Director
Ingmar Bergman
Writer
Ingmar Bergman
Starring
Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk
Year
1978
Country
West Germany
Format
English subtitled 35mm
Running Time
93 minutes

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Wed, July 24
7:30 pm
Cries and Whispers
9:30 pm
Autumn Sonata

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