Harriet Andersson gives one of her greatest performances as the agonized sister Anna, tortured by illness to the brink of death. She is joined at her palatial manor home by her doctor and nurse, and by her two sisters (Ingrid Thulin and Liv Ullmann), whose deathwatch is punctuated by reflections on their disappointed lives, meaningless marriages, and family conflict. “Cries and Whispers (which won an Oscar for the extraordinary color photography of Sven Nykvist) is a powerful depiction of human behavior in the face of death, positioned on the borders between reality and nightmare, tranquility and terror.”—Peter Cowie. “A self-portrait (in composite) of the great beloved of my childhood.”—Ingmar Bergman.” Best Film, New York Film Critics; Academy Award nominations for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, and Costumes. In Swedish with English subtitles.