84 mins
9 / 10 (21656)


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.

MUBI's take

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.

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