Wednesday, March 18, 2015


A nurse (Bibi Andersson) is assigned to care for an actress (Liv Ullmann)  who suffered a breakdown and has ceased speaking entirely. The two women retreat to a seaside cottage in hopes the tranquil settings will help in the form of therapy and quickly form a powerful bond and find their personages beginning to fuse together. Ingmar Bergman's is challenging, quintessential art house fare that I'd be damned to offer any meaningful analysis on. It is dark, beautiful, hypnotic, haunting, and cryptic, filled with jarring imagery and containing excellent performances from its female leads.
*** 1/2 out of ****