screenplay and directed by Ingmar Bergman
director of photography Sven Nykvist
edited by Ulla Ryghe
cast Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Margaretha Krook, Jörgen Lindström
Bergman’s formally and ideologically most radical film admits frankly to being a composed work of art and breaks through the fourth wall into the audience’s consciousness. Two women, a famous actress and her caretaker, play an intimate game, where their social as well as fictional roles permeate each other; just like their faces on the projection screen. A film where Bibi Andersson speaks almost constantly and Liv Ullmann utters only a few words.