Cries and Whispers

25/02/2002
  |  Book Tickets: 28/01/1998
  |  Buy to Own: 25/02/2002
  |  91 min
Rated 18 by the BBFC
Cries and Whispers Film Poster

Synopsis

Rural Sweden in the late 1800s, and three sisters are living effectively cut off from the rest of society. Agnes is terminally ill and had become a great emotional burden on sisters Karin (Ingrid Thulin) and Maria (Liv Ullman). Through flashbacks we learn of the emotional resentments and deceits that have marked the sisters lives in interconnecting ways, against the backdrop of Agnes' recurrent cries of pain in her final days. In contrast to this filial bitterness only the servant Anna (Kari Sylwan) remains truly faithful and openhearted toward Agnes, as death approaches.