About

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...

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Directed by

Ingmar Bergman

Written by

Ingmar Bergman (Screenplay)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

Sweden

Language

Swedish

Tagline

A haunting and shattering film experience.

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship cancer sweden 19th century dying and death sisters mansion

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#155 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Sven Nykvist

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

Oscar nomination for Best Picture Ingmar Bergman

Oscar nomination for Best Director Ingmar Bergman