Cries and Whispers
Directed by Ingmar Bergman
Ingmar Bergman delivers another exercise in tediousness. Honestly, he creates some moments of beauty but I have devoted way too much time for such little reward.
Two sisters and the maid tend to their third dying sister. Everyone is pretty much terrible, there is the standard search for faith, blah blah blah, typical Bergman film.
Bergman said that he felt as though this film had brought him as far as he could go and touched on wordless secrets that only cinema could discover. Well, at least he is modest. I could certainly see finding this film interesting, but for me it is just too much. Do we have to watch every film in the Bergman canon? And does everyone of them have to be so depressing?
Yell at me in the comments if you must, but I found this film exhausting.
Bergman stated that the walls were painted red because this film is an exploration of the soul, which he always imagined as red.