SESSION: Friday 3rd November at 8pm

Cries & Whispers

(1972, dir. Ingmar Bergman, w/ Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Kari Sylwan)

In turn-of-the-century Sweden, cancer-stricken, dying Agnes is visited in her isolated rural mansion by her sisters Karin and Maria. As Agnes' condition deteriorates and pain management becomes increasingly more difficult, fear and revulsion grip the sisters, who seem incapable of empathy, and Agnes' only comfort and solace comes from her maid Anna. As the end draws closer, long repressed feelings of grudging resentment and mistrust cause jealousy, selfishness, and bitterness between the siblings to surface. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 4444(IMDB rating)

The Rite

(1969, dir. Ingmar Bergman, w/ Ingrid Thulin, Anders Ek, Gunnar Björnstrand)

The Rite will start at approximately 9:57pm, and finish at approximately 11:15pm.

A judge in an unnamed country interviews three actors, together and singly, provoking them while investigating a pornographic performance for which they may face a fine. Their relationships are complicated: Sebastian, volatile, a heavy drinker, in debt, guilty of killing his former partner, is having an affair with that man's wife. She is Thea, high strung, prone to fits, and seemingly fragile, currently married to Sebastian's new partner, Hans. Hans is the troupe leader, wealthy, self-contained, growing tired. The judge plays on the trio's insecurities, but when they finally, in a private session with him, perform the masque called The Rite, they may have their revenge (IMDB)

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