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Cries & Whispers (1972)
 (บรรยาย)
 
   
 

Director:Ingmar Bergman Producer:Lars-Owe Carlberg Screenplay by:Ingmar Bergman  Running time:91 min  

Country:Sweden Language:Swedish Genre:Drama,Romance  Subtitle:English  Starring: Harriet Andersson as Agnes,
Kari Sylwan as Anna
, Ingrid Thulin as Karin, Liv Ullmann as Maria (and her mother), Anders Ek as Isak, the priest,
Inga Gill as Story teller
, Erland Josephson as David, the doctor, Henning Moritzen as Joakim, Maria''s husband,
Georg Årlin as Fredrik, Karin''s husband
, Linn Ullmann as Maria, as a young girl

 
 

หนังตัวอย่าง:

 


รางวัล: Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 8 nominations.

 

 

 

Academy Awards, USA 1974

Won
Oscar
Best Cinematography
Sven Nykvist 
Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Director
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Costume Design
Marik Vos-Lundh 
 

Golden Globes, USA 1973

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film
Sweden.
 

BAFTA Awards 1974

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Cinematography
Sven Nykvist 
Best Supporting Actress
Ingrid Thulin 
 

Bodil Awards 1974

Won
Bodil
Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
Ingmar Bergman (director) 
 

Cannes Film Festival 1973

Won
Technical Grand Prize
Ingmar Bergman 
 

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 1975

Won
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Sweden.
 

David di Donatello Awards 1974

Won
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Ingmar Bergman 
Won
Special David
Harriet Andersson 
Kari Sylwan 
Ingrid Thulin 
Liv Ullmann 
 
For their performances.
 

Guldbagge Awards 1973

Won
Guldbagge
Best Film (Bästa film)
Quality rating: 4.05
Best Actress (Bästa kvinnliga huvudroll)
Harriet Andersson 
 

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1974

Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Ingmar Bergman 
 

Jussi Awards 1975

Won
Jussi
Best Foreign Director
Ingmar Bergman 
 

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1973

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Foreign Film
Sweden.
 

National Board of Review, USA 1973

Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Foreign Language Film
Sweden.
Top Foreign Films
 

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1973

Won
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Cinematography
Sven Nykvist 
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actress
Harriet Andersson 
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Film
Nominated
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Harriet Andersson 
5th place
 

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1973

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Ingmar Bergman 
Best Actress
Liv Ullmann 
For Utvandrarna
Best Screenplay
Ingmar Bergman 
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actress
Harriet Andersson 
 
Tied with Janet Suzman for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972).
 
 

 




Cries and Whispers (Swedish: Viskningar och rop, lit. "Whispers and Cries") is a 1972 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring Harriet Andersson, Kari Sylwan, Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann. The film is set at a mansion at the end of the 19th century and is about two sisters and a maid who watch over their third sister on her deathbed, torn between fearing she might die and hoping that she will. After several unsuccessful experimental films, Cries and Whispers was a critical and commercial success for Bergman, gaining nominations for five Academy Awards. These included a nomination for Best Picture, which was unusual for a foreign-language film.


Cries and Whispers returned to the traditional Bergman themes of the female psyche or the quest for faith and redemption. Unlike his previous films, Cries and Whispers uses saturated colour, especially crimson. It was for the color and light scheme that the cinematographer and long-time Bergman collaborator Sven Nykvist was awarded the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
Cries and Whispers takes place in a lavish mansion in the 1800s, filled with red carpets and white statuary. It depicts the final days of Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who is near death due to cancer. Her sisters Maria (Liv Ullmann) and Karin (Ingrid Thulin) have returned to the family home to be with her, however the two women remain distant and awkward, struggling to comfort their sister while dealing with the shock and the fear of mortality Agnes'' death may bring to themselves. The deeply religious maid Anna (Kari Sylwan), whose own daughter died at an early age, is the only person in the house able to comfort the dying woman. At length Agnes dies and during her wake the priest (Anders Ek) declares Agnes'' faith was stronger than his own. In a dream-like sequence that follows Agnes seemingly returns to life for a short moment and asks her sisters one last time for the love and care denied her during her lifetime. For a moment Karin, Maria and Agnes grow closer to each other, but this is short-lived when the two sisters realize that Agnes is actually dead, with Karin declaring such acts "morbid" and "disgusting." Once again only Anna is able to embrace and comfort Agnes.


The film is characterized by flashbacks that visit the characters'' lives and their memories, tracing each woman''s personality to the childhood they spent together. Maria remembers her affair with a handsome doctor juxtaposed with her failed marriage to her ineffectual husband; Agnes remembers her unrequited devotion to their distant mother; and Karin struggles with self-harm, self-mutilating her sexual organs to drive her husband away. The last flashback, from the deceased Agnes'' point of view, is narrated via her diary and shows her sisters descending upon the house clad in white, like angels. The last words are Agnes whispering, "Come what may, this is happiness. I cannot wish for anything better. Now, for a few minutes, I can experience perfection. And I feel profoundly grateful to my life, which gives me so much..."

Storyline

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, cancer-stricken, dying Agnes is visited in her isolated rural mansion by her sisters Karin and Maria. As Agnes'' condition deteriorates and pain management becomes increasingly more difficult, fear and revulsion grip the sisters, who seem incapable of empathy, and Agnes'' only comfort and solace comes from her maid Anna. As the end draws closer, long repressed feelings of grudging resentment and mistrust cause jealousy, selfishness, and bitterness between the siblings to surface.



 

 





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