ALBANY, NY (10/29/2018) (readMedia)-- The NYS Writers Institute continues its Ingmar Bergman Centennial Film Series with a screening of CRIES AND WHISPERS (1972) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, on the University at Albany's Downtown Campus. The series, which mark the 100th anniversary of Bergman's birth, concludes with THE BEST OF INTENTIONS (1991) on Friday, November 30, also in Page Hall. The screenings are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at nyswritersinstitute.org.
The NYS Writers Institute continues its Ingmar Bergman Centennial Film Series with a screening of CRIES AND WHISPERS at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Albany, on the University at Albany's Downtown Campus.
Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, CRIES AND WHISPERS explores the relationships among three sisters while one of them lies dying of cancer. As the end draws near, buried resentments and painful jealousies begin to surface.
Roger Ebert praised the film in his February, 1973, four-star review published in the Chicago Sun-Times: "Although we are all likely to see many films in our lives, there will be few like this one. It is hypnotic, disturbing, frightening. ... we have been surrounded by the vision of a film maker who has absolute mastery of his art. 'Cries and Whispers' is about dying, love, sexual passion, hatred and death - in that order."
The series marks the 100th anniversary of Bergman's birth (1918-2007). A giant of world cinema, Bergman is often compared with other founding figures of modern art, including Pablo Picasso and Samuel Beckett. His films frequently explore mortality, sickness, insanity, sin, betrayal, grief and faith.
View the CRIES AND WHISPERS movie trailer at nyswritersinstitute.org.
For more information, contact the NYS Writers Institute at 518-442-5620.