Cries and Whispers (1972)

As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna, the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy.

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 89% / Audience 91%

Rated R,  1 hr 35 mins

Ingmar Bergman
Harriet Andersson  •  Ingrid Thulin  •  Kari Sylwan  •  Liv Ullmann

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Harriet Andersson Agnes
Ingrid Thulin Karin
Kari Sylwan Anna
Liv Ullmann Maria
Erland Josephson David
Henning Moritzen Joakim
Georg Årlin Fredrik
Ingmar Bergman Narrator (voice)