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Release Date: 1978

PG|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
After a seven-year absence, Charlotte Andergast (Ingrid Bergman) travels to Sweden to reunite with her daughter Eva (Liv Ullmann). The pair have a troubled relationship: Charlotte sacrificed the responsibilities of motherhood for a career as a classical pianist. Over an emotional night, the pair reopen the wounds of the past. Charlotte gets another shock when she finds out that her mentally impaired daughter, Helena (Lena Nyman), is out of the asylum and living with Eva.

Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Lena Nyman, Halvar Björk, Erland Josephson, Arne Bang-Hansen, Gunnar Björnstrand, Mimi Pollak

Director: Ingmar Bergman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Suede Film, Filmédis, Personafilm, Incorporated Television Company

Keywords: Mother, Daughter, 1970s, Rivalry, Sacrifice, Tense, Gripping, Melodramatic


Winner Best Foreign Language Film
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)