Drama • PG • 1978 • 1 hr 33 min
I remember liking it but most Bergman films blend together.
Not my favorite Bergman film, but Liv Ullmann is fantastic! Worth the watch for her alone.
deep and disturbing dialogues! amazing film
A deep dive into mother-daugther relationship. Very heavy.
The Characters and the atmosphere in this movie are pure art
Bergman stuns as an aloof concert pianist visiting her adult daughters. A really powerfully-acted film.
A movie to make us think about our lifes, demons and scars from the past. Strong performances and dialogues.
The backlash of years pursuing a career with no room for family, delicacy or tenderness. Very well-scripted and deep character construction.
A beautiful but also depressingly real movie. Loved every beautiful and powerfully acted second. One of Bergman’s best!
It all comes down to the two central performances and they are stellar. The movie looks great too, just not much else to this
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