After Elisabet, a famed actress, lapses into silence from what appears to be a breakdown, she goes to a beach house with only Alma, a nurse, as company. Over the next weeks, as Alma struggles to reach her mute patient, they both find themselves experiencing a strange emotional convergence.
An endlessly fascinating labyrinth of desires, repressions, and compulsions: Bergman’s modernist masterpiece is truly indispensable to understanding contemporary cinema. The visionary Swedish director experiments with the subconscious to reach sublime and transcendent levels of narrative freedom.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France