En Passion (A Passion) (The Passion of Anna)
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En Passion (A Passion) (The Passion of Anna)
Liv Ullmann plays the widowed, crippled Anna Fromm, who while traveling on a remote island calls upon reclusive ex-convict Andreas (Max von Sydow) in order to use his telephone. After Anna leaves, Andreas discovers she's left her purse behind; he opens it, hoping to find some identification. A letter in the purse details Anna's unhappy marriage and the depths of her loneliness. Eventually, Anna moves in with Andreas, who has become more closely acquainted with her through the intervention of Anna's friends Ellis and Evan Vergerus (Bibi Andersson and Erland Josephson). But tensions… More

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"Another bold step forward in Bergman's analysis of human isolation."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Flawed, but still brilliant, The Passion is an essential."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The Passion of Anna employs some interesting techniques, such as interviews with each of the four main actors and also sheds some light on many of the baroque mannerisms and symbols that have come to be associated with Bergman."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"While it lacks the lightness of touch and smooth flow that distinguishes Bergman at his finest, this is still a powerful, profound work of art."
‑ Sam Jordison, Film4
"The Passion of Anna is one of Bergman's most beautiful films (it is his second in color), all tawny, wintry grays and browns, deep blacks, and dark greens, highlighted occasionally by splashes of red, sometimes blood."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Sven Nykvist's color cinematography makes Ullmann's blue eyes a thing to behold."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The "passion" of the film's title is not a physical suffering, like Christ's at Golgotha, but an emotional one, an exposing of oneself to the world for the sake of love."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"A tentative, plotless film that pulses with the rhythms of life rather than the rhythms of drama."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Never less than fascinating, even when it falters."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Um filme de erros e acertos: o plano final, por exemplo, é brilhante; em contrapartida, as entrevistas com os atores durante a projeção acabam soando apenas pretensiosas."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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