films seen
6
average score
1.08*
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status
Alive and kicking
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Dubious filler

Persona

by Ingmar Bergman
Specifics
1966 / 83m - Sweden
Genre
Drama, Mystery
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Persona poster

Plain forgettable

Cries & Whispers

by Ingmar Bergman
Also known as
Viskningar och Rop
Specifics
1972 / 91m - Sweden
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Cries & Whispers poster

So far, the films of Ingmar Bergman haven't really impressed me much. Cries & Whispers is one of his better efforts I've seen so far, though my core complaints remain. While I don't mind a good drama film, I really can't deal with the overstated drama and the extremely expressive performances of the actors in Bergman's work.

Karin and Maria have come to take care of their sister Agnes, who is extremely ill and bedridden. While they appear very concerned about Agnes' condition, flashbacks show a history of deceit, lies and jealousy. As Agnes' condition grows worse, the cracks in the relationships between the sisters start to show.

The cinematography is pretty solid for a Bergman film, it's also the first of his films I see that isn't black and white. The performances are terrible though and the drama is completely overdone. I'm sure this film has the potential to come off very deep and emotional, but I prefer a bit more subtlety when I'm required to take characters and their issues serious.

Big nopes

Hour of the Wolf

by Ingmar Bergman
Also known as
Vargtimmen
Specifics
1968 / 90m - Sweden
Genre
Drama, Horror
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Hour of the Wolf poster

The Seventh Seal

by Ingmar Bergman
Also known as
Det Sjunde Inseglet
Specifics
1957 / 96m - Sweden
Genre
Drama, Fantasy
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
The Seventh Seal poster

Irritation overload

Fanny and Alexander

by Ingmar Bergman
Also known as
Fanny och Alexander
Specifics
1982 / 188m - Sweden
Genre
Drama
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Fanny and Alexander poster

Wild Strawberries

by Ingmar Bergman
Also known as
Smultronstället
Specifics
1957 / 91m - Sweden
Genre
Drama
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Wild Strawberries poster